Eat more broccoli and save the planet

Eat more broccoli and save the planet
If New Zealanders adopted a healthy diet, there would be large gains in health and healthcare savings. (Image: NZME)
Greg Hurrell
New Zealand should be growing more grains and vegetables while keeping its primary export sector intact, if it is to meet emissions and water-quality targets.Research from two National Science Challenges (NSCs) found that such a scenario would cost the country at most 1% of the sector’s export earnings.The “Growing for Good” research wanted to find out if NZ could produce food for a healthy diet, and at the same time maintain its primary export sector – all while improving water quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissi...

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