Plant-based diets and their impact on health, sustainability and the environment

I'm happy to have had the opportunity to lead the development of this WHO Europe Factsheet on plant-based diets. In the WHO European Region, more and more people are shifting towards plant-based diets for reasons relating to health, as well as to ethical considerations about climate change and animal welfare. In some countries changes indietary … Continue reading Plant-based diets and their impact on health, sustainability and the environment

Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa : The New Circular Food Economy

We did it! Congrats to my fellow co-authors for producing this World Bank book on the new circular food economy. This book presents a heavily disruptive, inclusive, and resilient solution to Africa’s wide-ranging food security challenges. Specifically, it assesses the benefits and costs of using the frontier agriculture technologies to create a circular food economy … Continue reading Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa : The New Circular Food Economy

WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022: Obesogenic digital food environments

This important report on obesity in the WHO European Region is published by the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. I am proud to have lead the development of the chapter on obesogenic digital food environments together with my fantastic co-authors. Obesity is one of the key risk factors for many … Continue reading WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022: Obesogenic digital food environments

Slide to order: a food systems approach to meal delivery apps

Fresh off the press! Our newest WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases report is out! Meal delivery apps (‎MDAs)‎ are a rapidly growing part of the digital food environment in the WHO European Region. The implications of this multibillion Euro sector on health, nutrition, environment and society at large are … Continue reading Slide to order: a food systems approach to meal delivery apps

The future of the HoReCa sector: economic, social and environmental sustainability

According to an EIT Food Foresight Study on the impact of COVID-19 in the agrifood sector, the HoReCa segment proved to be one of the most negatively impacted by the pandemic. Hotels, restaurants and catering businesses faced multiple challenges due to lockdowns and travel bans. What is the future of the hospitality segment in these … Continue reading The future of the HoReCa sector: economic, social and environmental sustainability

The Foreign Desk: Sustainable agriculture

How can we eat more sustainable? Does livestock have a future in green farming? Is small-scale farming the future? As an economic sector, agriculture accounts for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions but agreement on how to reduce that is proving difficult. Monocle’s “The Foreign Desk” has teamed up with the Nordic Council … Continue reading The Foreign Desk: Sustainable agriculture

The Power to Shift a System

As systems change becomes more urgent, so does the question of who has the power to shift systems. Does it lie with powerful insiders and institutions, or activists and social movements? Where does the power to initiate change come from and how can hard and soft power be harnessed together to shift a system? In … Continue reading The Power to Shift a System

New research: Sustainable food profiling models

Check our newest research published in Lancet Planetary Health! Sustainable food profiling models (SFPMs) are the scientific basis for the labelling of food products according to their environmental and nutritional impact, allowing consumers to make informed choices. We identified ten SFPMs that score individual foods according to at least two environmental indicators, with the most … Continue reading New research: Sustainable food profiling models

How To Change the Future of Our Food

This November, following the COP26 Summit, WWF-UK and How To Academy will join forces to present a series of virtual events inviting you to learn more about the climate crisis and the steps you can take to make a positive impact on nature as part of your everyday life.   The climate crisis is not an abstract problem … Continue reading How To Change the Future of Our Food

Great Taste Zero Waste

The one-day conference Great Taste – Zero Waste aims to promote sustainable food culture and provide solutions to minimize food waste. I am really excited to moderate this event! The conference will serve as a knowledge and experience exchange between the Nordics, the Baltics, and Poland — countries with different historical backgrounds and experiences when it … Continue reading Great Taste Zero Waste