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March 27 2014
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Understanding the influence of neighbourhood food environments in light of recent changes in society and rising levels of overweight and obesity has become very important. While consumption of takeaway foods has been linked to poor diet and increase...

October 15 2014
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In recent years there has been increasing attention for facilitating healthier and more sustainable food choices. Research and policy making in the field, however, have largely ignored important cultural changes that...

September 17 2013
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Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York have built a model that looks at the pressure that UK consumption activities place on biodiversity overseas. The model, funded by  Defra, provides a framework for assessing the links...

February 6 2013

New work undertaken by a team at Wageningen University in the Netherlands suggests that many Dutch consumers are interested in reducing their meat consumption without completely becoming vegetarian. The new data find more than three-quarters of...

November 26 2014
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To examine what the concept of the green economy means in practice for European countries, and to evaluate their progress in achieving such a transition, in 2012 the European Environment Agency (EEA)...

April 22 2013
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A company wishing to market its product as green in several Member State markets faces a confusing range of choices of methods and initiatives, and might find it needs to apply several of them in order to prove the product's green credentials. This is...

December 18 2012

Climate Counts is a non-profit organization that rates the world’s largest companies (by sales) on their actions to address climate change against a 22-criteria scoring methodology. Their Climate Counts scorecard offers consumers a tool for making...

December 18 2012

In this systematic review published in the journal PLOS Medicine, researchers investigated the association between food pricing strategies and food consumption and non-communicable diseases by analyzing the results of published mathematical modeling...

October 25 2012

India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation recently released the report Children in India 2012, which found that child malnutrition is so severe in India that 48% of children under five are stunted. Moreover, 19.8% of children in the...

June 19 2012

A new 'Farm Platform' has been launched at Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon, aims to help farmers to optimise productivity in ways that are sustainable, whilst at the same time understanding the impact of farming methods on the environment....