October 1 2019

All the news about food, diet and sustainability - September 2019

Welcome to SU-EATABLE LIFE's monthly feed, where we share the stories from this month about food, diet and sustainability that made us stop and think. 

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HORIZON MAGAZINE, 03 September 2019

A climate-friendly diet means rethinking the entire food system

Shifting people to a new diet that is healthier for both the planet and for our bodies will require radical changes in the way food is grown, sold and eaten, including possibly adding a tax on meat and dairy products.

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THE GUARDIAN, 06 September 2019

Phosphate fertiliser 'crisis' threatens world food supply

Use of essential rock phosphate has soared, but scientists fear it could run out within a few decades.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES, 08 September 2019

The world wastes tons of food. A grocery 'happy hour' is one answer

For consumers, cutting back on food waste is one of the few personal habits that can help the planet. But for some reason, a lot of people who fret about their carbon footprint aren’t sweating the vegetables and rump steak they toss into the garbage.

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ILMESSAGGERO.IT, 09 September 2019

Mensa scolastica, il menù vegetariano diventa obbligatorio in Francia

Dal 1 novembre le scuole francesi offriranno, almeno una volta alla settimana, la possibilità di scegliere un menù vegetariano al posto dei piatti tradizionali.

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CORRIERE DELLA SERA, 12 September 2019

Ci stiamo mangiando la terra

Deforestazione e agricoltura intensiva generano un quarto delle emissioni di gas serra e impoveriscono il suolo. La svolta possibile con pratiche rigenerative e sussidi mirati.

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FOODDIVE, 26 September 2019

Food companies are aligning with international sustainability goals, but need to do more, study finds

Many food industry leaders have embraced sustainable development and generally started working toward alignment with larger international accords, but much more work is needed, according to a study from the Barilla Foundation. The Italy-based group looked at brands' progress in working toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement mandates.

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NEW SCIENTIST, 26 September 2019

Our diets must change to halt nature loss, says UN biodiversity chief

Fauna and flora are both under threat because governments have failed to deliver on 20 biodiversity targets they agreed nine years ago in Japan, including designating 17 per cent of land as protected areas by 2020, up from less than 10 per cent then.

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