Articles: Converting highly productive arable cropland in Europe to grassland - a poor candidate for carbon sequestration – Can soil-less crop production be a sustainable option for soil conservation and future agriculture?
Reports: FAO launches overview of food security in Asia and the Pacific — Unravelling the food-health nexus: Addressing practices, political economy, and power relations to build healthier food systems — Report by WFP on the “true” cost of a plate of food around the world
Books: Food, energy and water sustainability: Emergent governance strategies
Articles: Soil carbon debt of 12,000 years of human land use — Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture — The advent of “green” cattle
Reports: Brighter Green publishes new discussion paper on fast-changing food environments and the effects on global public health — Report from workshop on sustainable nutrition hosted by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and Unilever — New WWF report highlights the impacts of our appetite for animal protein on the environment
Books: Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity — Resistance to the neoliberal agri-food regime. A critical analysis
The 2017 UN climate change conference will be taking place in Bonn, Germany between 6 - 17 November 2017. This is where governments will convene to discuss next steps after the 2015 Paris agreement.
A growing body of research concludes that meeting the global greenhouse gas emissions goals laid out in the Paris Agreement will not be possible without including the role of dietary change – to reduce consumption of meat and dairy in high consuming countries - within policy solutions. Yet to date, this issue has received little attention in global discussions of climate change mitigation strategies, particularly at the UNFCCC’s annual climate change meetings (COP).
In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:
Articles: Estimated Effects of Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations on Protein Intake and the Risk of Protein Deficiency by Country and Region
Reports: Retail refrigeration: Making the transition to clean cold — First edition of the Global Land Outlook published by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification — New report from Malabo Montpellier Panel’s on policies and practices to reduce malnutrition levels and promote healthier and more diverse diets in Africa —
Books: Food riots, food rights and the politics of provisions — Mainstreaming agrobiodiversity in sustainable food systems: scientific foundations for an agrobiodiversity index
Member research: The contribution of city-scale actions to the overall food system’s environmental impacts
News: The contribution of city-scale actions to the overall food system’s environmental impacts — Contributions welcomed to online discussion on the future of the UK countryside post-Brexit — Watch: Recordings of side events of the FAO 40th conference on four dimensions of climate change
This blog-post is by FCRN member Sue Dibb who is Executive Director of Eating Better, the UK civil society alliance of over 50 organisations that are working together to help people move towards eating less meat and dairy foods and more food that’s better for us and the planet, as part of the vital task of creating sustainable food and farming systems.
Journal articles: Greedy or needy? Land use and climate impacts of food in 2050 under different livestock futures — Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions may increase the risk of global iron deficiency
Reports: Report on nutrition and food systems commissioned by the Committee on World Food Security — Report: Briefing on healthy food systems able to comply with the Paris climate agreement — UNSCN discussion paper: Sustainable diets for healthy people and a healthy planet
Books: Public Policies for Food Sovereignty - Social Movements and the State — Book: The Intersection of Food and Public Health - Current Policy Challenges and Solutions