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Alae-Carew, Carmelia, Bird, Frances A., Choudhury, Samira, Harris, Francesca, Aleksandrowicz, Lukasz, Milner, James, Joy, Edward JM, Agrawal, Sutapa, Dangour, Alan D. and Green, Rosemary (2019) 'Future diets in India: A systematic review of food consumption projection studies.' Global Food Security, 23. pp. 182-190.

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Against a backdrop of a rapidly changing food system and a growing population, characterisation of likely future diets in India can help to inform agriculture and health policies. We systematically searched six published literature databases and grey literature repositories up to January 2018 for studies projecting the consumption of foods in India to time points beyond 2018. The 11 identified studies reported on nine foods up to 2050: the available evidence suggests projected increases in per capita consumption of vegetables, fruit and dairy products, and little projected change in cereal (rice and wheat) and pulse consumption. Meat consumption is projected to remain low. Understanding and mitigating the impacts of projected dietary changes in India is important to protect public health and the environment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: India, Future diets, Food consumption, Food projections
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
ISSN: 22119124
Copyright Statement: © 2019 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 14:48
Funders: Wellcome Trust

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