The impacts of dietary change in Finland: food system approach

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Huan-Niemi, E., Kaljonen, M., Knuuttila, M., Niemi, J. ., & Saarinen, M. (2020). The impacts of dietary change in Finland: food system approach. Agricultural and Food Science, 29(4), 372–382. https://doi.org/10.23986/afsci.95282

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Title: The impacts of dietary change in Finland: food system approach
Author: Huan-Niemi, Ellen; Kaljonen, Minna; Knuuttila, Marja; Niemi, Jyrki; Saarinen, Merja
Publisher: Scientific Agricultural Society of Finland
Date: 2020
Language: en
Belongs to series: Agricultural Food Science 29 4 (2020)
ISSN: 1795-1895
DOI: https://doi.org/10.23986/afsci.95282
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336818
Abstract: This study examined what kind of policy instruments and actions are needed for sustainable dietary change and how a large-scale dietary change would impact the climate, thus analysing the economic impacts of transitioning from animal-based diets to alternative plant-based diets. The transition would require the support of horizontal measures that can be implemented throughout the food system. Shifting the emphasis toward the drivers of food demand and consumption will increase the role of new policy instruments and the actors involved in the food system. Collaborative research between environmental and nutritional sciences with economics and policy analysis is necessary to link nutritional health and environmental objectives with economic and social impacts. Less resource-demanding diets would reduce the impact from the food system and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Drastic changes in diets and food consumption in Finland would have an impact on primary agricultural production, but the output from the food processing industry would only be slightly affected. However, a successful transition would involve considerable investments in the agricultural and food industry.
Subject: alternative diets
climate impact
economic impact
policy dialogue
dietary model
input-output analysis
food production
climate changes
health effects
agriculture
food industry
environmental effects
climate policy
emissions
food
diets
foodstuffs
food habits
food systems
nutrition policy
greenhouse gases
Subject (ysa): vaihtoehtoiset ruokavaliot
ilmastovaikutukset
taloudelliset vaikutukset
poliittinen vuoropuhelu
ruokavalion malli
syötteen tuotosanalyysi
elintarviketuotanto
ilmastonmuutokset
terveysvaikutukset
maatalous
elintarviketeollisuus
ympäristövaikutukset
ilmastopolitiikka
päästöt
ruoka
ruokavaliot
elintarvikkeet
ruokatottumukset
ruokajärjestelmät
ravitsemuspolitiikka
kasvihuonekaasut
Rights: CC BY 4.0


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