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A Cross-Country Comparison of the Sustainability Effects of Dietary Recommendations

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  • Irz, Xavier
  • Jensen, Jørgen Dejgaard
  • Leroy, Pascal
  • Réquillart, Vincent
  • Soler, Louis-Georges

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We analyse ex-ante the effects of diet recommendations in France, Finland and Denmark. The simulation approach combines a behavioural model of adjustment to dietary constraints, an epidemiological model and an LCA model. We conclude that for the three countries: 1- The promotion of several diet recommendations would improve social welfare; 2- Healthy-eating recommendations targeting consumption of saturated fat, fruits/vegetables and salt should be prioritized for promotion; 3- Although synergies dominate, trade-offs between environmental and health objectives may occur in Finland and Denmark; and 4- The taste/utility cost of dietary change imposed on consumers should be included in the welfare analysis of diet recommendations.

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  • Irz, Xavier & Jensen, Jørgen Dejgaard & Leroy, Pascal & Réquillart, Vincent & Soler, Louis-Georges, 2017. "A Cross-Country Comparison of the Sustainability Effects of Dietary Recommendations," 2017 International Congress, August 28-September 1, 2017, Parma, Italy 261114, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae17:261114
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.261114
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