Milk and cookies, macaroni and cheese, fish and chips. Some foods seem to match perfectly together to the point where one can’t go without the other. Food and health, while maybe not as catchy, should be viewed in the same light. Without good food it is hard to maintain good health; without good food growing practices it is difficult to maintain a healthy planet.

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El ser humano ha alcanzado altas cotas de bienestar a costa de la degradación de la Tierra. Esto ya se está volviendo en su contra. Una nueva disciplina, salud planetaria, se ocupa de ello

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The Oxford Martin School is to host the new Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, which will be chaired by Ernesto Zedillo, Yale University professor and former President of Mexico. Its members will include Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, and Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This assembly of global experts will demonstrate the economic and policy case for the emerging field of planetary health. The field accounts for the link between human health and the natural systems on which it depends. Over the next 18 months, the Council’s work will augment existing scientific planetary health evidence by providing leaders and policymakers with economic data for protecting human health through the preservation of earth’s natural systems.