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Future #Food #Sustainability and research needs for the UK and EU facing #Brexit?

I was at an horizon scanning workshop organised by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics last week to discuss the future of food sustainability in the UK. It was run under the Chatham House rule, which means you can say things … Continue reading

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Radical change needed in #farm and #food policies to tackle world’s #obesity crisis – in conversation with Prof Philip James

In this conversation, one of the world’s leading experts on obesity, Professor Philip James, discusses the origins and nature of the obesity crisis that has developed. He sees its roots in policies originating in the second world war and agricultural … Continue reading

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#Gender, the right to #food and future priorities – a interview with Hilal Elver, the UN’s 3rd Rapporteur on the Right to Food

I met up with Hilal Elver, the UN’s 3rd Rapporteur on the Right to Food just before she took part in the fifth of a series of seminars on Ecofeminism, Food and Social Justice of the Food Research Collaboration at … Continue reading

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Brazil’s latest dietary guidelines aim to tackle both under and over nutrition and warn of dangers of ultra processed foods and advertising

“The main diseases that currently affect the Brazilians are no longer acute but chronic”, according to the Ministry of Health’s introduction to the recently published 2nd edition of the ‘Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population”. “Despite the impressive decrease in … Continue reading

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Great start for the free, on-line Food Systems Academy launched Monday 27 October

I’m delighted that the new on-line, open education resource, the Food Systems Academy got off to a great start yesterday. Many thanks to all those who have already tweeted – @FoodSystemsAcad – and blogged about it. It provides a dozen key-note talks … Continue reading

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