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 to pitch a topic.


Will Nicholson - 26 June 2018

I have spent much of the last 6 years helping caterers to implement and monitor sustainable and healthy food policies, and have seen plenty of opportunities for change, but also plenty of room for improvement.

First things first, the opportunities.  Our understanding of what we mean...


Hannah van Zanten - 21 June 2018

The current systems and scale of livestock production have a severe impact on the environment

It is widely recognized that food production, especially animal production, generates a broad range of environmental impacts, increasing the pressure on the Earth’s system. The global...


Helen Breewood - 15 April 2018

Vegan food is in fashion, and not just among the increasing numbers of vegans - many Brits are cutting down their meat intake, in a trend known as...


Judy Bankman - 7 March 2018

“Because it directly links and negatively affects human and environmental health, the global dietary transition is one of the great challenges facing humanity.” - David Tilman and Michael Clark, Nature, 2014.

As a public health practitioner, my...


Tom Kuehnel - 31 January 2018

The debate around sustainable diets is gaining momentum, and it is in large part down to networks like FCRN and its members who are leading the charge. Given the recent post by Sue Dibb from the...


Adrian Muller - 27 November 2017

Organic agriculture can feed the world. The only question thereby being what “feeding the world” may mean. Today, it basically means high shares of animal products in diets and that a third of production is wasted. Projections for 2050 look similar. Does this make sense? No. And this is the...


Karin Östergren - 18 November 2017

Generally, as researchers we are strongly focused on the future and frustrated that our research is not taken up fast enough in real life. However, sometimes we forget how much has been achieved. When it comes to food waste, a lot has happened in the last 5-10 years. In this post, we want to...


Rebecca Nesbitt - 8 November 2017

 

The organic industry has vocally rejected genetically-modified crops (GMOs), making a public declaration in 1993 that they are incompatible with organic agriculture. Since then, many organic supporters have campaigned against GMOs, and organic farming regulations in...


FCRN - 24 October 2017

Last Monday brought a new report released which has received quite a lot of media attention focussing on the greenhouse gas...


Sue Dibb - 24 October 2017


This blog-post is by FCRN member Sue Dibb who is Executive Director of Eating Better, the UK civil society alliance of over 50 organisations that are working together to help people move towards eating less meat and dairy...

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