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11 01 2021 | 12:15

Mediterranean Diet Is Rated Best Fourth Year in a Row.

Did you resolve to eat healthier this year but are unsure where to start? Luckily, U.S. News and World Report assembled a panel of experts to rank 39 common diets and name the best one for 2021. The…

03 01 2021 | 09:04

Faulty food systems laid bare by COVID-19, climate crises.

From wildfires in California and locust attacks in Ethiopia to job losses caused by pandemic lockdowns in Italy and Myanmar, climate change and COVID-19 disrupted food production and tipped millions…

27 12 2020 | 07:56

Global food industry on course to drive rapid habitat loss – research.

World faces huge wildlife losses by 2050 unless what and how food is produced changes. The global food system is on course to drive rapid and widespread ecological damage with almost 90% of land…

13 12 2020 | 06:21

Lab-grown chicken tastes like chicken – but the feeling when eating it is more complicated.

“Clean”, “cultured”, “no-kill” – these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to San Francisco-based food start up Just Inc’s lab-grown chicken nuggets. The product has just been…

28 11 2020 | 08:19

Ghanaians devastated by illegal fishing try hand at citizen sleuthing.

Crucial fish stocks could disappear within five years without urgent action, so desperate fishers are using a new smartphone app to log alleged crimes. Illegal and destructive practices by…

19 11 2020 | 09:40

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020.

We are facing a global fight to address one of the biggest challenges of our time. Five years after committing to eradicate hunger we are not on track to reach our goals by 2030. Chronic hunger is…

16 11 2020 | 08:03

Global food production emissions 'would put Paris agreement out of reach'.

Study calls for more focus on farming and food waste, behind a third of greenhouse gas production. Our diets and agricultural production around the world are so carbon-intensive that emissions from…

16 11 2020 | 07:30

UK health professions call for climate tax on meat.

Food with heavy environmental impact should be taxed by 2025 unless food industry acts voluntarily, says alliance. A powerful coalition of the UK’s health professions has called for a climate tax to…

05 11 2020 | 08:11

Drought and hunger drive Nepal farmers to India, defying COVID ban.

Western Nepal has suffered a long dry spell, harming rice harvests and pushing farmers across the border to seek work even amid the pandemic NARAINAPUR, Nepal - As an exceptionally wet monsoon…

12 10 2020 | 11:05

Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and prevent the use of…

10 10 2020 | 08:49

Tesco partners with WWF to halve the environmental impact of food production.

Tesco is working with the WWF to halve the environmental impact of its food production.  Earlier this week, the retailer announced that it will become the first in the UK to set a sales target for…

10 10 2020 | 08:43

40 Percent of World's Plants at Risk of Extinction, New Report Finds.

A grim new assessment of the world's flora and fungi has found that two-fifths of its species are at risk of extinction as humans encroach on the natural world, as The Guardian reported. That puts…

29 09 2020 | 08:57

Time to get serious about food waste in fight against global heating.

It is responsible for 8% of emissions, yet food waste is not mentioned in any country’s Paris climate action plan.

27 09 2020 | 08:20

Guest post: Coronavirus food waste comes with huge carbon footprint.

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply chains around the world, it is likely that more food is being wasted than ever before at a time when more people are also going hungry.

18 09 2020 | 15:37

World-first bid to grow 'food of the future' seaweed at offshore wind farm.

Belgium's Norther to host EU-backed project for large-scale production of versatile crop. A world-first effort to grow seaweed at an offshore wind farm will launch off Belgium this year. The…

07 09 2020 | 09:26

The FAO and Climate Action launch the Great Food Challenge Digital Event Series.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Climate Action are hosting a three-part digital event series addressing global food, agriculture, and land use challenges in the…

10 08 2020 | 07:31

Democratic Bill Banning Toxic Pesticides Applauded as 'Much-Needed' Step to Protect Kids and Planet.

Democrats in the House and Senate on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation that would ban some of the most toxic pesticides currently in use in the U.S.

23 07 2020 | 19:52

New Tool Enables Countries to Improve Their Food Systems.

A new tool called The Food Systems Dashboard aims to save decision makers time and energy by painting a complete picture of a country's food system. Created by the Johns Hopkins' Alliance for a…

17 07 2020 | 09:26

Oxfam Warns 12,000 Could Die Per Day From Hunger Due to Pandemic.

Oxfam International warned Thursday that up to 12,000 people could die each day by the end of the year as a result of hunger linked to the coronavirus pandemic—a daily death toll surpassing the daily…

29 06 2020 | 07:53

Extinction Rebellion activists launch UK Beyond Politics party by stealing food.

Robin Hood-style shoplifting session at London supermarket ‘because poverty sucks’ A new political party was launched in London on Thursday by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion, who…