Dietary Impacts on Environmental Measures (DIEM)
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While research has shown that the food that we eat has varying impacts on our health, it has also indicated that our diets have vast environmental implications. In spite of extensive research showing the individual effects different food products have on land, water, and greenhouse gas emissions respectively, there is no existing measure that describes the overall seed-to-sewer environmental consequences of different dietary patterns. We have organized a group of independent experts to help us create such an index, so that we can better understand the environmental ramifications of our eating habits in the hope of leading healthier, more sustainable lives.