COVID-19 may have forced the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to be commemorated online last year, yet millions of people participated in calls to action. As we begin to look beyond the pandemic, however, it’s vital to remember that we cannot go back to business-as-usual as far as our planet is concerned.

Against the backdrop of Earth Day 2021’s theme of ‘Restore Our Earth’, a new report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) urges us to invest in nature-based solutions for sustainable food systems. With a clear acknowledgement of the zoonotic origins of the pandemic, the Global Food Policy Report 2021 charts a course for food systems beyond COVID-19 – systems that achieve healthy diets for all while acknowledging…

Photo credit: Ian Masias/IFPRI

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