Knowledge for better food systems

FCRN Blogs

The FCRN is all about the conversations and about transmitting knowledge and ideas in ways that people understand and that encourage further exploration and debate. We have created this space to encourage more personal stories with a focus on new ideas, debates and collaborations. The blog-posts are written by people who wish to share something related to new research, reflections from conferences and events or just to highlight thoughts on new ideas and emerging topics of concern. We encourage all of you to contribute. Don't hesitate to get in touch (mariepersson(at) to pitch a topic.

10 July 2014
Posted by: FCRN Admin

This week sees another set of discussions between Richard Young of the Sustainable Food Trust and the FCRN’s Tara Garnett on the role of grazing livestock in a sustainable food system.  Last week Richard responded to Tara’s earlier set of comments...

3 July 2014
Posted by: watsona

Are you interested in contributing to the development of an international programme on Sustainable Food Systems?

A global survey conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme is now open to receive...

23 June 2014
Posted by: FCRN

In this week’s mailing, FCRN provides a detailed critique of a recent article by Richard Young, the Sustainable Food Trust’s policy director where he argues that we need to eat more, rather than less red meat.  We...

23 June 2014
Posted by: FCRN

Some of you may have noticed a recently posted blog by the Sustainable Food Trust’s policy director, Richard Young.  In it, Richard comments on the growing scientific attention being...

2 May 2014
Posted by: Stefan Wirsenius

To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community – global emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent...