Knowledge for better food systems

FCRN Blogs

The FCRN is all about the conversations and about transmitting knowledge and ideas in ways that people understand and that encourage further exploration and debate. We have created this space to encourage more personal stories with a focus on new ideas, debates and collaborations. The blog-posts are written by people who wish to share something related to new research, reflections from conferences and events or just to highlight thoughts on new ideas and emerging topics of concern. We encourage all of you to contribute. Don't hesitate to get in touch to pitch a topic.


FCRN - 10 October 2017

Summary

Although the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) agrees with a number of specific points in the report (see below) we fundamentally disagree with its conclusions and we challenge some of the scientific evidence used and some of the authors’ analysis.

The report focuses...


Tara Garnett - 10 October 2017

Dear Sustainable Food Trust

Thanks for your response to our report.

I think many of your comments indicate that we share quite a bit of common ground, even though we have some differences.

Before replying to your points in detail, we thought it would be best...


Tara Garnett - 3 October 2017

Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its ...


Johan Rockström - 2 October 2017

The Role of Grazing Ruminants in the Anthropocene

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets targets for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. Food is central to achieving this ambitious agenda, as it lies at the heart of most of...


Tim Benton - 2 October 2017

In the great debates about the future of food, there are many things people agree on – at least conceptually – healthy diets are expensive, cheaper diets are often unhealthy, the food system trades off agricultural efficiency against systemic efficiency, and the food system externalises too...


Elin Roös - 18 August 2017

From evidence to recommendations

Recommending the ‘best’ meat or an alternative to meat is an inherently complex undertaking and includes having to reflect on trade-offs, personal values and ethical considerations. Still, from years of research on the environmental impacts from...


Tara Garnett - 14 August 2017

Plating up solutions: Knowledge for better food systems

This is a reposting of a blog-post by FCRN’s Tara Garnett for the Women’s Environmental Network, 1st august 2017. We are reposting it with permission and the original post can be found...


Haley Swartz - 27 July 2017

The two American companies are not the first to create innovative alternative proteins (known as APs, such as tofu), meat analogues, or imitation meat (e.g. veggie burgers, tofurkey). Other start-ups such as Memphis Meats and Mosa Meats are creating animal-based cell-cultured meats. But Beyond...


Tim Hess - 12 July 2017

The FCRN is reposting this blog-post from the Global Food Security programme ...


Afton Halloran - 23 May 2017

The results come at a critical point in time: companies and investors are hungry for data, and market analysts expect major growth in the insects for food and feed sector in the coming years. So far, only...

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