Room 141, Building L, Newnham CampusSummary:
This presentation provides information on the environmental impacts of our food choices: greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use and water pollution.
- Penny Allen
The plant-based diet is a new concept for many Australians but it is recognised by many environmental scientists, the IPCC and the EAT-Lancet Commission as the most sustainable diet for a world facing the dual challenges of rapid climate change and increasing human population. This presentation provides information on the environmental impacts of our food choices: greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use and water pollution. Also discussed is how we can reduce our environmental footprint and improve our health by adopting a plant-based diet.
Penny Allen is a Research Fellow with the Rural Clinical School, University of Tasmania. She has interest in health service evaluation, rural health and epidemiology. Penny joined the University of Tasmania after completing a PhD at University College London. Prior to embarking on PhD research Penny was employed by the University of Manchester on a large health service evaluation. Prior to moving to the UK, Penny worked at the University of New South Wales on a prospective study of hepatitis C transmission and several smaller projects centred around risk behaviours in young people.