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Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet?

Our diets are the products of massive, interconnected, and complex food systems that extend from the seedlings in a farmer's field to the global processing, distribution, and marketing networks that deliver our food. These systems have direct and substantial impacts on the planet's natural resources, the nutrition of individuals and populations, the composition of the atmosphere, workforces, and social and gender equity. In addition, individual dietary decisions impact those food systems—we're all participants in a global food system that affects every person and nation on earth. Given these interconnections, consumers and nations can no longer afford to eat thoughtlessly, and nations no longer have the right to shift blame.

In Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? Jessica Fanzo explores the interactions among food systems, diets, human health, and the climate crisis. Drawing upon her decades of hands-on research projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Fanzo describes how food systems must evolve to promote healthy, sustainable, and equitable diets. By sharing new ideas and successful examples of programs and policies, she offers hope that there are ways forward and describes the individual and systemic changes that we all must make to slow and ultimately reverse catastrophic trends.

Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? is a wake-up call for individual consumers and those who shape the food and environmental policies of nations. We can prevent future calamities and change the trajectories of the biggest global crises impacting our twenty-first-century world: the burden of chronic diseases, the consequences of climate change, and the systemic economic and social inequities that exist within and among nations.

Features

• Explores the complex web of factors that impact the global food system's ability to both provide for nutritional needs and sustain biodiversity and the environment, including climate-related natural disasters, political policies, and population pressures
• Raises readers' food systems and environmental literacy through an approachable narrative with specific examples
• Features sections that underscore key takeaways
• Includes contributions from the world's leading minds through their research findings and quotations
• Guides readers about what can be done at an individual level
• Includes inspiring stories of effective efforts around the world, from Chile's successful front-of-packaging nutritional warning campaign to Mali's COFERSA cooperative of women agroecological farmers to Nepal's government efforts to eliminate undernutrition among Nepalese children

Johns Hopkins Wavelengths

In classrooms, field stations, and laboratories in Baltimore and around the world, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professors of Johns Hopkins University are opening the boundaries of our understanding of many of the world's most complex challenges. The Johns Hopkins Wavelengths book series brings readers inside their stories, illustrating how their pioneering discoveries benefit people in their neighborhoods and across the globe in artificial intelligence, cancer research, food systems' environmental impacts, health equity, science diplomacy, and other critical arenas of study. Through these compelling narratives, their insights will spark conversations from dorm rooms to dining rooms to boardrooms.

About the Author

Jessica Fanzo is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics at Johns Hopkins University, where she is the director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program. Before coming to Hopkins, she held positions at Columbia University, the Earth Institute, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the UN World Food Programme, Bioversity International, and the Millennium Development Goal Centre at the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya.

Endorsements

"Jessica Fanzo has seen it all, read everything, and talked to everyone. You can have no better, more knowledgeable guide to the mess the food system is in, and how we can get out of it. If you want to do something about the global nutrition crisis, read her book, and roll up your sleeves, as she does. "

- Luigi Guarino, Crop Trust / Svalbard Seed Vault

"Jessica Fanzo argues that dinner not only can fix the planet, but must. Read her book. It's beautifully written, authoritative, and utterly convincing—essential reading for anyone interested in food system approaches to world food problems."

- Marion Nestle, New York University, author of Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health

"Dr. Fanzo's book is not only a wake-up call for eaters, but a roadmap for how to make our global food system more ecologically and socially just. She explains the fragility of our current way of producing food while giving us hope that things can change for the better."

- Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

"Your food choices truly matter for both your own and our environment's health. Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? guides you through the far-reaching impacts of your decisions and provides hands-on ways to combat the issues we face. For the love of food and the planet, dig in, and bon appetit! "

- Michiel Bakker, Google Global Workplace Services Programs

"A unique synthesis that weaves together revealing data with the author's personal experience, Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? demonstrates the negative impacts food systems are having on health and the environment on both small and large scales. Fanzo's description of her work in some of the hardest-hit communities is especially illuminating, and reveals how the global challenges of providing healthy and sustainable diets for all leaves no region untouched. Readers of Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Frances Moore Lappé, and Marion Nestle will be interested in this nuanced book."

- Michael Clark, Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, University of Oxford

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