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A new online course developed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network deals with environmental and climate-related challenges in the Mediterranean and shows how sustainable food systems are being used. The course is aimed at students, current and future practitioners in the agricultural, food and beverage sectors, and policymakers and regional stakeholders.
This book, by William H Meyers and Thomas Johnson, sets out the policies around food and farming of a selection of developed and developing countries. It is aimed at students, researchers, policymakers and professionals with an interest in economic development, agricultural markets and food systems.
This book, edited by Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Coline Perrin and Elodie Valette, examines the interactions between agriculture and cities, using case studies around the Mediterranean.
This report from the Nordic Council of Ministers assesses two future food scenarios for the Nordic countries on the basis of nutrition and environmental impacts.
Since 2016, French grocery stores have been banned from throwing away edible food. This story examines the effects of the new law. For example, donations to food banks have increased in quantity and quality.
In this paper, FCRN member Dr Gary Goggins discusses factors that affect how organisations develop sustainable food strategies and sets out opportunities and constraints that apply across a range of organisations.
This paper presents the findings of a large-scale study which used global tracking data on sea-going vessels to characterise the scale, distribution and drivers of the global fishing effort.
The second edition of this book by Michael Carolan includes up-to-date data on on the impacts of the global food system and gives examples of positive social change.
A report from food waste charity Feedback investigates what role supermarkets play in the production of food waste on UK farms.
Three letters have been published in a recent edition of PNAS criticising the assumptions and conclusions drawn by a 2017 paper which sought to quantify the greenhouse gas (GHG) and nutritional implications of completely eliminating animals from US agriculture. A rebuttal letter by the authors of the original 2017 paper appears alongside the three letters in the journal.
The French government has announced that half of all food procured by its public sector must be organic or locally produced by 2022. The media coverage does not offer a definition of ‘local’ food.
The European Public Health Alliance points to five areas where food, drink and agriculture policies in Europe are expected to develop in the coming year.
Brexit could affect food security and food prices in the UK, according to industry and academic voices.
A National Geographic feature covers the ways in which China’s diet is changing and its food system is becoming more industrialised.
The China-UK Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN) has released an information sheet on the state of China’s agricultural sector in 2017.
This opinion piece by Peter Horton of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures discusses the failures of the current food system and sets out some possible solutions to achieve sustainable food security for all.
A Climate Action Tracker report outlines and quantifies the main opportunities to reduce food-related non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, particularly CH4 and N2O.