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?!

High-tech farming: the key to urban food security?

At the side event “Urban Food Security in an Urbanizing World: Lessons from Singapore” during this week’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS) a young man caught my attention.

Organic solutions to climate change

Organic farming, as a practice that preserves and conserves the natural resources, is also a good strategy in adapting to our biggest agricultural challenge: climate change.

A place where the plants come to us

Lessons from the Singapore experience...

Singapore is really the place where, thanks to high-tech agricultural solutions, people don’t go to the plants; the plants come closer to the people.

Ain’t no mountain high enough

“No mountain is too high: our land, our rights, our life.”

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain of Africa. Its name means “Mountain of Greatness” in Tanzania and for to climb it is considered to be an extremely hard task.

Last week, 16 brave African women did it. They reached to the top of Kilimanjaro after a long tiring journey.

The future food system: the world on one plate?

Without even knowing it, you may experience food globalisation during breakfast. In the bread you eat, there may be corn that is produced in the corn belts of Canada. The orange juice you drink is probably made of oranges from Spain.

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).