Pollination loss removes healthy foods from global diets, increases chronic diseases causing excess deaths
Inadequate pollination has led to a 3-5% loss of fruit, vegetable, and nut production and an estimated 427,000 excess deaths annually from lost healthy food consumption and associated diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers, according…
Weighing the benefits of plant protein for human and planetary health
Shifting diets to be more plant-centric is vital for human health and the health of the planet, according to Harvard Chan School's Walter Willett.
Healthy plant-based diets better for the environment than less healthy plant-based diets
Healthier plant-based dietary patterns were associated with better environmental health, while less healthy plant-based dietary patterns required more cropland and fertilizer, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard Chan School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Opinion: Bold action needed on U.S. food policies to improve health
New food policies are urgently needed in the U.S., according to three nutrition experts from Harvard Chan School.
A call to action on planetary health
Planetary health experts from around the globe have issued a call to action charting a path forward to support a more equitable and resilient post-pandemic world.
Increasing production of aquatic foods a win-win for people and planet
September 17, 2021—Nutrition researchers have long touted the health benefits of fish such as salmon, cod, and herring. But the world’s waterways, from the depths of the oceans to the cutbanks of rivers to tropical reefs, offer up…
Gaurab Basu named a ‘Fixer’ of human and planetary health
Gaurab Basu, a health equity fellow at Harvard Chan School's Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, has been named one of 2021’s Grist 50.
Op-ed: Cycle tracks good for health and safety, environment, local economies
Anne Lusk, research scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, proposes that communities take inspiration from programs that preserve historic main streets and invest in aesthetic cycling infrastructure.
A new diet for healthier people, healthier planet
With the world’s population expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, obesity on the rise, and environmental sustainability in question, experts say that eating more vegetables and fruits and less red meat could help both people and the…
Climate in the clinic
Physicians, health leaders discuss how to address the health impacts of climate change February 19, 2020 – Climate change—and how it affects health—should be front and center for doctors, health care workers, and hospitals. That was the key…