COVID-19, wet markets, and planetary health. / Petrikova, Ivica; Cole, Jennifer; Farlow, Andrew.

In: The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol. 4, No. 6, 01.06.2020, p. E213-E214.

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Wet markets provide an important source of protein to populations in low-income regions and the food systems in which such markets are embedded. They are more environmentally sustainable than industrial food systems. from the perspective of planetary health, which draws a connection between the health of humans and their environment, engaging in small-scale animal husbandry—of which live-animal markets often form a part—while reducing global meat consumption and more rigorously enforcing a ban on illegal wildlife trade would be beneficial than phasing out wet markets entirely.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E213-E214
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet Planetary Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020
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