A recent brief released by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition addresses two huge contributors to poor diet—food loss and food waste. Because of high levels of food loss and waste—especially of nutrient-rich, perishable foods—as many as three billion people are consuming low-quality diets that result in micronutrient malnutrition as well as rising levels of obesity.
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Paul Newnham discusses his work at SDG2 Advocacy Hub. The group acts as a platform for stakeholders to discuss and plan for the United Nation’s goal of zero hunger and more sustainable agriculture by 2030. Paul says the goal requires breaking down silos and having difficult conversations. Also, chefs have a role!
Since last year, Food Tank’s Farmer Friday series has been telling the stories of farmers and ranchers focusing on sustainable farming practices. These practices include crop rotation, grassy waterways, preserving reconstructed wetlands, and farming on the contour.
In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing. By working together, members also create larger combined quantities of elderberries for processing.
The European Union urgently needs a common food policy to build sustainable food systems, says a recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). This shared policy would provide a common direction for food and farming systems in the Union, which suffer at all levels under the current model of production and agriculture.
The Truth About Food, a new book by Dr. David Katz, president The True Health Initiative, digs through the lies and the fads about healthy eating and shows that science clearly shows us that a diet based in whole foods and mostly plants is best for both your health and the planet.
MSU’s fourth Food Literacy and Engagement Poll was released at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2019, and surveyed 2,090 Americans on their attitudes and knowledge of food waste.
In 2015, Kaye co-created the wastED pop-up restaurant series in New York and London, boasting menus using forgotten or unwanted parts of food. “We took products that people don’t consider as delicious or coveted, and we created something really pretty out of it”