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ENSURE Study Published on Nature Food

A paper stemmed from the ‘Global Food Security, Climate Change and Resilience: An International Perspective’ project funded by ENSURE was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Food. Titled ‘Dietary Shifts Can Reduce Premature Deaths related to Particulate Matter Pollution in China‘, the paper is the first to examine how changes in diets in China from 1980 to 2010 have increased emissions of agricultural ammonia (NH3) from fertilizer and livestock manure and to quantify the subsequent impacts on human health. The study shows dietary shifts towards eating more meat causes 75,000 premature deaths a year in China through air pollution. For more information, please click here.

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