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It’s not just the avocados—our modern diets are hurting the planet and ourselves

At a time when the food industry is both imperilling the planet and ourselves, a new book argues that it's time for the government to step in

There are many causes to our global health crisis, argues Bee Wilson in her new book. Image: PA

“For most people across the world, life is getting better, but diets are getting worse. This is the bittersweet dilemma of eating in our times.” In her fifth book on food and eating, Bee Wilson suggests that changes in global eating habits since the mid-20th century have brought us to the point at which it is “becoming abundantly clear that the way most of us currently eat is not sustainable—either for the…

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