International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (September 29, 2022): Small steps make a difference

September 29th is designated as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. It is estimated that approximately 14% of food produced in the world is lost between harvest and retail, while an estimated 17% of total global food production is wasted. Saving just one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted aroundContinue reading “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (September 29, 2022): Small steps make a difference”

Ultra-processed foods should be central to global food systems dialogue and action on biodiversity

A recent commentary article published BMJ Global Health (2022) points out that, “The global industrial food system and consequent rapid rise of ultra-processed foods is severely impairing biodiversity. Yet although the impacts of existing land use and food production practices on biodiversity have received much attention, the role of ultra-processed foods has been largely ignored.Continue reading Ultra-processed foods should be central to global food systems dialogue and action on biodiversity

Biodiversity effects of food system sustainability actions from farm to fork

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers simulated the potential effects of dietary shifts and food waste reduction on the biodiversity impacts of food consumption in the United States. The authors found that “[a]dopting the [EAT-Lancet] Planetary Health diet or the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)–recommended vegetarian dietContinue reading “Biodiversity effects of food system sustainability actions from farm to fork”

The big problem of food waste: podcast

In this episode, FoodPrint talks to experts about why food waste is a problem, touches on how some grocery stores, restaurants and food companies are working to fix the problem, and digs into some of the cultural reasons why our society treats food as disposable. Finally, FoodPrint covers how you can reduce your own kitchenContinue reading “The big problem of food waste: podcast”

No time to lose: Food, diet, and farming are “startlingly absent” from governments’ climate plans, report flags

https://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/no-time-to-lose-food-diet-and-farming-are-startlingly-absent-from-governments-climate-plans-report-flags.html “A new 14-country assessment reveals that actions to improve food systems are a “missed opportunity” to cut at least one-fifth of emissions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.” “[F]ood systems are “startlingly absent” from most countries’ official national emissions-reduction plans, according to new Global Alliance for [the] Future of Food research.” “Without transforming industrializedContinue reading “No time to lose: Food, diet, and farming are “startlingly absent” from governments’ climate plans, report flags”

“Food Talk” podcast with Chef Alejandra Schrader on her new book

A new “Food Talk” podcast with Dani Nierenberg (by Food Tank): 302. Chef, author and food activist Alejandra Schrader discusses her new book, The Low-Carbon Cookbook. https://foodtalk.libsyn.com/302-chef-author-and-food-activist-alejandra-schrader-on-her-new-book-the-low-carbon-cookbook The book provides information on the complex relationship between food and the climate crisis, providing readers with an action plan and recipes to develop a diet that reducesContinue reading ““Food Talk” podcast with Chef Alejandra Schrader on her new book”