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.

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Bnut Danai - 24 July 2014

Below are some of my reflections regarding traceability and sustainability standards within Aquaculture and how a focus on geographically specific standards may benefit both consumers and smallholder producers. Originally from Thailand, I am currently completing my degree in Aquaculture at...


FCRN - 16 July 2014

The FCRN’s Tara Garnett and Richard Young from the Sustainable Food Trust have been having discussions about the role of red meat in a sustainable food system. These were sparked off by a blog by Richard Young, policy director of...

FCRN: What are you trying to achieve?

Will: I have owned my own restaurants and worked as a chef for a long time, and over time I became interested in the environmental impact of the food we were using.  When I started an MSc...


Hugh Coulson - 12 July 2014

Half the world's seafood now comes from aquaculture; as such we should be aware of the realities behind what our farmed fish are fed. Carnivorous marine fin fish such as salmon and sea bass as well as intensively farmed prawns are fed on diets containing fish...


Tara Garnett - 10 July 2014

Dear Richard

Thank you for this lengthy response to my commentary.  I will confine myself to a few quick points and clarifications, structured according to your headings...


FCRN - 10 July 2014

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...


A Watson - 3 July 2014

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...


FCRN - 23 June 2014

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...


FCRN - 23 June 2014

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...

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