Nutrition & Health

Sustainability is nutrition for the environment

How can we maintain a nutritious diet that is also environmentally sustainable?

Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and therefore influences climate change. At the same time, the effects of climate change are severely affecting agriculture. Is this a never ending catastrophic cycle?!

USAID visits SLU for potential collaboration on pests and pesticides

Dr. Yeneneh Belayneh from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) met with SLU researchers for discussions about potential collaboration within the area of pests and pesticides. The visit was hosted by SLU Global.

During the meeting held on October 5th 2016, Dr.

SLU discusses collaboration with Eastern Africa

A delegation from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD) led by the Executive Secretary His Excellency Dr. Mahboub Maalim, visited SLU on October 10, 2016.

The purpose of the visit was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IGAD and SLU and to discuss possible areas of research collaboration.

Imagine these are puppies, not plants

Plant health is fundamental to our efforts to eradicate hunger and eliminate poverty. All animals, including us human beings, are entirely dependent on plants and yet when we see a failed harvest or a dead forest, we don’t feel the same as when we see a dead or dying animal. That needs to change.

What is on the menu? The New Nordic Diet

A healthy diet is a sustainable diet and the New Nordic Diet may just be the answer to some of the world’s food ills, according to experts in public health nutrition.

From farm to fork: sustainability every step of the way

"Sustainable, healthy diets are good for people and good for the planet"

For me, that was the key message of the side event I attended this week on “Ensuring nutritious diets in a climate constrained world”, during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). 

Cities and food: the future of agriculture development

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be urban, and that’s going to have a big impact on food systems. The rapid growth of cities is driving the development of new urban food policies, in which cities can take more responsibility for food security and nutrition.

The Carrot, the Cattle, and the Cycle

Sometimes the smallest, seemingly insignificant things can have big meanings. I will not forget the moment that someone complimented me for the carrots I cooked for dinner. I cook very often, since I love to do it. Polite people regularly give compliments, sometimes even without really meaning it.

Consumers... Please stop being picky!

The variety of food on the supermarket shelves make today’s world “chooser-friendly”. When I want to buy tomatoes, for example, I’m always looking for the perfect ones (shiny, round, dark red, with the green leaves on top). As consumers, we have a right to choose what to eat or buy and where to buy. We even have a right to judge by appearance.