Consumer Behavior

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.

Waste not, want not!

Melinda Fones Sundell blog from the 2nd Global Food Security Conference in Cornell.

Students wanted for research project on sustainable food preferences

GreeNudge are researching how principles from behavioural economics, such as “nudging”, can influence decision-making and preferences around sustainable foods. They are now looking for students in Sweden and Norway who would like to assist with the data collection for these studies.

Changing What We Eat: A Call for Research & Action on Widespread Adoption of Sustainable Healthy Eating

Government leadership and substantial investment in research are needed to shift global consumption habits towards eating patterns that are both healthy and sustainable, say academics, industry and NGOs representatives in a this report.

Hur Politiken Kan Bidra till Hållbara Hälsosamma Livsmedel för Alla? WWF Bjuder in till ett Frukostmöte

Photo courtesy: Jeanette via Flickr

Samtidigt som cirka 870 miljoner människor lider av hunger är omkring 1,4 miljarder överviktiga och välfärdssjukdomar kopplade till mat blir allt vanligare. Våra ekologiska fotavtryck ökar och några av de viktigaste faktorerna är användningen av fossil energi och konsumtionen av mat. För att lyckas med målet hållbar och hälsosam mat för alla behöver våra politiker agera.

Food Wastage Affects Natural Resources and Biodiversity - a Recent Study by FAO

FAO's recent report looks into the connections between food wastage and biodiversity and resource loss. Each year, food that's produced but not consumed adds 3.3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere and can use significant amounts of water.