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”

Why beans? For people and the planet

“The possibilities for positive change in our food systems are endless! With focused and coordinated action we have the potential to create a more sustainable, resilient planet that provides good food for all.” See: Good Food for All – https://www.goodfood4all.org/ “Unfortunately, as cost, conflict, COVID, and climate continue to negatively impact the rates of hungerContinue reading “Why beans? For people and the planet”

Climate impact of food miles up to 7 times higher than previously thought: study

Newly published research in the journal Nature Food “suggests transport accounts for one-fifth of total food-system emissions with fruits and vegetables among the most carbon-intensive.” The researchers reported that, “When the entire upstream food supply chain is considered, global food-miles correspond to about 3.0 GtCO2e (3.5–7.5 times higher than previously estimated), indicating that transport accounts forContinue reading “Climate impact of food miles up to 7 times higher than previously thought: study”

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”

IPCC: world will miss 1.5°C without transforming food system

http://www.ipes-food.org/pages/news-IPCC-world-miss-1.5-04042022  Reacting to the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the mitigation of climate change…, experts from IPES-Food called for fundamental reform of food systems to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming. The IPCC report, agreed by governments and scientists, finds that: We are nowhere near on track to achieve the ParisContinue reading IPCC: world will miss 1.5°C without transforming food system

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”

Podcast (TABLE): Phil Howard on corporate consolidation, author of Concentration and Power in the Food System

In their first Feed episode about power, TABLE speaks with Phil Howard, author of Concentration and Power in the Food System, a book that asks “who controls what we eat?” You can access the podcast directly at: https://tabledebates.org/podcast/episode20 To learn more about Dr. Howard’s book, see: Concentration and Power in the Food System. Who Controls What WeContinue reading “Podcast (TABLE): Phil Howard on corporate consolidation, author of Concentration and Power in the Food System”