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A roundup of recent FCRN website activity

June 23, 2014
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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 disagree. Our mailing also includes our latest Member Snapshot as well as articles and reports covering: food losses in the US; different conceptual framings of the food insecurity problem; the potential health benefits of a tax on sweetened drinks; and the need for conservationists to raise the profile of biodiversity loss as a concern equalling that of climate change.

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 disagree. Our mailing also includes our latest Member Snapshot as well as articles and reports covering: food losses in the US; different conceptual framings of the food insecurity problem; the potential health benefits of a tax on sweetened drinks; and the need for conservationists to raise the profile of biodiversity loss as a concern equalling that of climate change.

Elsewhere on the FCRN website, there has been a fair bit of activity on the Forum pages – there’s a discussion on LCA methodological approaches underway plus a request for those engaged in coffee production to answer a survey.  If you have questions for other FCRN members, do please post them on the forum.  Usually someone, somewhere, will be able to help (you’ll need to be logged in to do so and if you’ve forgotten your details see here).

You may notice that we’ve slightly changed the way in which the FCRN website content is categorised.  This marks the very first step in a major website revamp we’ll be undertaking over the summer: our goals are, among other things, to make it much easier for network members to search for and interact with one another, and to improve the searchability of the research library.  If you have any particular comments or suggestions on what we could do to improve the website, do let us know here. You might for example want to give your suggestions for new interest-categories to more easily group FCRN members together. Finally, if you haven’t already read it, you may like to have a look at the latest FCRN report, Changing what we eat: A call for research & action on widespread adoption of sustainable healthy eating.

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