New cookbook by Johan Rockström, now in German: "Eat Good" with healthy recipes for us and our planet

04/02/2019 - Unhealthy nutrition is one of the biggest causes of health risks worldwide and at the same time a risk to climate stability. What we eat can make a decisive contribution to our health and that of our planet. Healthy and sustainable recipes have now been presented by Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and one of the authors of the recently published EAT Lancet report on healthy nutrition within the planetary boundaries. "Eat Good - The world-changing cookbook" the German cookbook is titled. The recipes ranging from breakfast to festive dinner are backed up by practical tips and background facts about food and its processing.
New cookbook by Johan Rockström, now in German: "Eat Good" with healthy recipes for us and our planet
Fresh in the book market: "Eat Good - Das Kochbuch, das die Welt verändert". Photo: Excerpt from the book cover, Gerstenberg Verlag

From blackberry smoothie bowl to courgette noodles to date-confectionery - "Eat Good" presents simple and sustainable recipes that are not only healthy for us, but also good for our planet. The global food sector is responsible for up to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. A more sustainable, healthy diet within the planetary boundaries could limit risks to our climate, biodiversity, land and freshwater use and nutrient cycles.

In the recent EAT Lancet Report, Rockström, along with an international group of researchers from public health, agricultural and nutritional sciences and earth system science, has set out comprehensive and detailed science-based targets for a diet that could protect both human health and the health of the planet: These include doubling the amount of vegetables on the plate and halving the consumption of red meat and sugar.

The book:

Eat Good – Das Kochbuch, das die Welt verändert

Johan Rockström
Victoria Bignet, Malin Landqvist, Gundhild Stordalen

Gerstenberg Verlag, 2019