SINGAPORE (Feb 18): Our current diets are bad for our health and harming the planet. Two billion people are now overweight or obese. Poor diet is the biggest cause of non-communicable disease in the world, posing a greater risk of morbidity and mortality than unsafe sex, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse combined.

The way we produce and consume this food, meanwhile, damages earth’s life-support system. It accounts for about one-quarter of greenhouse-gas emissions and is the biggest cause of land-use change, biodiversity loss and water extraction, leaving rivers dried out.

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