Blog-post by Timothy Lang: “Sustainable Diets: Integrity has a sustainability dimension, too”
In this blog-post for the The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at the City University London and FCRN advisory board member, discusses sustainable diets. He argues that the pursuit of food integrity and authenticity is also the pursuit of sustainability.
He states that “the new culture for the over-fed West is about eating less but better; higher quality but simpler; paying more for quality but gaining health; eating within planetary boundaries.
Read the full blog-post here.
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.
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