Knowledge for better food systems

2017 Archive of Fodder mailings

Fodder: 12 December 2017

In this week's issue:

Articles: Agriculture production as a major driver of the Earth system exceeding planetary boundaries

Reports: Report from European science academies on opportunities and challenges for European food and nutrition security and agriculture

Books: Food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity: constructing and contesting knowledge — Research handbook on climate change and agricultural law

Plus news, events and opportunities...

Fodder: 29 November 2017

In this week's issue:

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

Plus News, Events and Opportunities...

Fodder: 15 November 2017

In the week's issue:

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

Plus News, Opportunities and Events...

 

Fodder: 6 November 2017 - Guide to COP23

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).

Fodder: 1 November 2017

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

Fodder: 1 November 2017

In this issue:

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

Books: Food riots, food rights and the politics of provisions — Mainstreaming agrobiodiversity in sustainable food systems: scientific foundations for an agrobiodiversity index

Plus News, Opportunities and Events and much more...

Fodder: 30 October 2017 - Blog post by Sue Dibb

Food and climate: Challenging policy makers

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.

Fodder: 18 October - Blog post by Adrian Muller

Agriculture is linked to soils and natural processes, but this provides little guidance on what sustainable agriculture should be.

This post is written by Adrian Muller, FCRN member and senior researcher at FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture) and ETH Zurich

Fodder: 13 October 2017

In this issue of Fodder:

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

Plus News, Opportunities and Events...

Fodder: 27 September 2017

In this week's Fodder:

Articles: Temperature increase reduces global yields of major crops in four independent estimates

Reports: Report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) on meat consumption and colorectal cancer — Proceedings of the Symposium on Communicating and Designing the Future of Food in the Anthropocene

Books: The Meat Crisis - Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption — The Meat Crisis - Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption

News: Diet soft drinks and metabolism — Startups making use of new technologies to improve sustainability

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