Celebrating the Mediterranean Diet’s Impact on Health and the Planet

This May, International Mediterranean Diet Month acknowledges the impacts conscious eating can have on mental, physical, and planetary health across the world.

Say Yes to Bats: How Bats Can Help Reduce Pesticide Use in Farms

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Young Earth Solutions winner in 2017 is using bats an integrated pest management system to replace or drastically reduce pesticide use in rice fields and to improve biodiversity and conservation management.

2018 Nutrition and Sustainability Forum

The International Forum on Food and Nutrition, an annual event from the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), is currently live streaming. Topics include the relationship between hunger and obesity, proper use of natural resources, reducing food waste, promoting sustainable diets, the environmental impact of agriculture, and the effects of climate change.

Ecosystem Services: How Land Cover Impacts Nutrition

BCFN Alumni Matthew Cooper shares his insight into how forests can help shelter communities from food insecurity.

Celebrating Food that Tastes Good and Does Good

The Food Sustainability Media Awards honors journalists whose work raises awareness around sustainable food, agriculture, and nutrition. At a special evening event, eco-chef Tom Hunt shared his experience as a chef and activist and his food philosophy.

Building Food Awareness Among Young People

Food Tank had the opportunity to talk with BCFN Alumni Sujardin Syarifuddin about why it’s important that youth are active participants in shaping the future of global food systems.

BCFN YES! 2018 Research Grant Competition Now Open for Submissions

The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition encourages collaborative investigations and research projects from early-career scientists in food, agriculture, nutrition, and sustainability.

Nutrition and Health 101: Belgium’s Inverted Food Pyramid Model

Belgium has adopted a new inverted nutritional triangle model that focuses on the impact of food on health and prioritizes plant-based food products over processed meat and high-calorie diet. The model was developed by Flemish Institute for Healthy Living.

Apply to the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award

Applications are now open for the Food Sustainability Media Award, which recognizes excellence in reporting and communicating issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture, and nutrition.

Winners of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Awards Announced

The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and the Thomson Reuters Foundation have announced the winners of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Awards. The awards recognize excellent professional and up-and-coming journalists from around the world who have focused their reporting on topics relating to food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition.