UN / BALDWIN FOOD PLANET HEALTH

05-Feb-2019 00:01:44
Presenting the EAT-Lancet Commission report, actor and activist Alec Baldwin said “we need to find solutions that work for both people and planet,” and added that the report “is a blue print for a better future based on what we put on our plates every day.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / BALDWIN FOOD PLANET HEALTH
TRT: 01:44
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 05 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

05 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, Alec Baldwin walks up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alec Baldwin, Actor and Activist:
“To turn things around we need to find solutions that work for both people and planet. And there are too few approaches that look at the big picture of where these challenges overlap. That my friends, is where the EAT-Lancet Commission report is all about, setting targets, connecting the dots, and calling for collaboration. It is a blue print for a better future based on what we put on our plates every day.”
5. Med shot, audience
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Alec Baldwin, Actor and Activist:
“Food is the largest single driver of land conversion and forest loss. Already humans have seized almost half of all vegetated land area on the planet, and most of that has been used for agriculture. That expansion has been a leading cause of species extinction and biodiversity loss.”
7. Wide shot, Baldwin at the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Alec Baldwin, Actor and Activist:
“Reducing meat production drastically would be nothing less than essential to achieve the Half Earth Goal. If we base our recipes on plants, a lot of them in great variation, we can protect the planet, and thus our own health with it. Plants require far less water, energy, and land and producing it emits a fraction of greenhouse gases. In fact, per gram of protein producing beef requires 20 times more land than producing beans. If we shift to plant rich diets, we can help save the planet.”
9. Wide shot, Baldwin walks away
STORYLINE
Presenting the EAT-Lancet Commission report, Actor and activist Alec Baldwin today (5 Feb) said “we need to find solutions that work for both people and planet,” and added that the report “is a blue print for a better future based on what we put on our plates every day.”

Hosted by UN Environment and the Permanent Mission of Norway, the EAT-Lancet Commission report presents its first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system.

Baldwin said, “food is the largest single driver of land conversion and forest loss. Already humans have seized almost half of all vegetated land area on the planet, and most of that has been used for agriculture. That expansion has been a leading cause of species extinction and biodiversity loss.”

Reducing meat production “drastically,” he said, “would be nothing less than essential to achieve the Half Earth Goal,” which aims to devote half the surface of the Earth to nature, in order to achieve greater sustainability.

Baldwin said, “if we base our recipes on plants, a lot of them in great variation, we can protect the planet, and thus our own health with it.”

Noting that “plants require far less water, energy, and land and producing it emits a fraction of greenhouse gases,” he said, “if we shift to plant rich diets, we can help save the planet.”

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet.
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