Knowledge for better food systems

2017 issues of Fodder

Fodder: 7 September 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:

Network update: EAT-Lancet commission workshop on sustainable healthy diets co-organised by the FCRN

Articles: Substituting beans for beef can contribute towards US climate change targets

Reports: Summary report from conference on sequestering carbon in soil — Workshop report and call for proposals on sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa

Books: Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary Solutions

News: The environmental impact of pets — Nutrient loss and recovery calculator Excel spreadsheet available


Fodder: 30 August 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:

Articles: Opinion: Climate policymakers and assessments must get serious about climate engineering — Consumer preferences for suboptimal food products in the supermarket and at home — Special issue on food security governance in Latin America

Reports: Eating Better report on policies to support better UK meat and dairy production post-Brexit

Books: Water, Energy & Food Sustainability in the Middle East

News: GM salmon hits the shelves in Canada — Maple Leaf Foods expresses aspiration to be the most sustainable protein company on Earth

Fodder: 25 July 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:

News: Special issue of Agriculture for Development on climate-smart agriculture – Finnish scientists produce edible protein with electricity

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Fodder: 20 July 2017

Reports: Overcoming barriers to the adoption of climate-friendly practices in agriculture – Chatham House report on chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade – Report by Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST): ‘Sustainable Food System Framework: A Focus on Food Sustainability’

News: Interactive online investor guide on agricultural supply chain risk including climate change and deforestation — Special issue of ‘Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society’ — Record profits for Cargill based on increasing meat demand — Researchers propose expanding the UK traffic light food labelling to till receipts

Fodder: 14 July 2017

Blogs: The global avocado crisis and resilience in the UK’s fresh fruit and vegetable supply system

Articles: Property Rights and the Soybean Revolution: Shaping How China and Brazil Are Telecoupled — Sequestering soil organic carbon: a nitrogen dilemma

Reports: Short report outlining roadmap for sustainable EU livestock — WWF publishes the new and updated Livewell Plates along with report ‘Eating for 2 degrees’ – Various organisations launch the People’s Food Policy with new website and a report – Sustainable Food Systems: How does the UK measure up? — Report on ‘Food Citizenship’ by Food Ethics Council

Books: Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

News: Two briefings by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), UK

Fodder: 23 June 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:

Articles: The economic impact of climate change on European agriculture – Big food and little data: The slow harvest of corporate food supply chain sustainability initiatives

Reports: Insights into the urban food policy process in five cities: new report from IPES-Food

Member research: Farmwel's blueprint for agricultural land use and food production in the UK – Enhancing soil carbon sequestration and adaptation in Europe’s agricultural sector: towards a new approach under CAP and ETS

News: The simple menu innovations that can get people to order vegetarian options

Resources: New data dashboard showing key indicators of our changing climate

Fodder: 14 June 2017

In this week's issue:

Articles: Aligning Land Use with Land Potential: The Role of Integrated Agriculture

Reports: Report from Sustain: Beyond 2020 - New farm policy – Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia – IFST Sustainable Food System framework published.

Fodder: 7 June 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:

Articles: Microbes and the next nitrogen revolution

Reports: European Public Health Association report: Healthy and Sustainable Diets for European Countries — Flemish Agriculture and Fisheries Report

News: Launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission's website – Arla organic milk ad’s claims that it is good for the land judged by Ad regulator as ‘misleading’

Fodder: 2 June 2017

Join our new discussion forum for civil society organisations - Food consumption & Paris agreement

Articles: Trade-offs for food production, nature conservation and climate limit the terrestrial carbon dioxide removal potential – The key role of forests in meeting climate targets requires science for credible mitigation

Reports: A rough estimate of the proportion of global emissions from smallholder agriculture – FAO report: Strengthening sector policies for better food security and nutrition results – Science journal for kids: How do our food choices affect the environment?

Books: Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth: Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

Member research: Substituting beans for beef as a contribution toward US climate change targets

News: The EU’s farming policy is hated – but what comes next may be worse

Fodder: 26 May 2017

Articles: Could consumption of insects, cultured meat or imitation meat reduce global agricultural land use? – Wasted food, wasted nutrients - study highlights nutrients lost as result of food wasted in US

Reports: Eating better report: The future of eating is flexitarian

Books: Food, Agriculture and Social Change - The Everyday Vitality of Latin America – Carbon brief Election 2017 analysis: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

News: Chatham House and its new Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy – Growth in US market for organic food