Is the restaurant sector sustainable? What can the recent pandemic teach us? And how are restauranteurs adapting? All too often, discussions about the importance and performance of the economy centre around interest rates, growth prospects, new products and services - as if these were the primary values that define the health of the economy. But … Continue reading From Michelin to Mission
I am proud to be a part of the team working on healthy and sustainable diets at the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases The food system is in a constant state of evolution, with consumer preferences, production systems and policies shifting over time. Public health systems are also under … Continue reading Healthy and Sustainable Diets in the WHO European Region
How do we navigate the future of food? Rather than speaking about one specific technology or idea, I want to show that we have so many different potential entry points and solutions to choose from. Change the World is the How To Academy's flagship conference that brings together the inspirational individuals and organisations forging a … Continue reading Speaking at the Change the World 2020 Conference
New Nordic Food is one of the best examples of Nordic cooperation in action. Check out my interview in this Guardian long read! The first major sign of political interest in supporting Nordic food culture and identity came after a group of 12 chefs signed the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto in 2004. Support for bottom-up … Continue reading In the Guardian today!
How can we shift the habits, production, metrics and governance of our food systems towards sustainability? On 10 October, a group of experts within the food value chain came together to explore these questions during a side event on 'Systemic change in our food systems' at the C40 World Mayors Summit. Green public procurement of food provides … Continue reading The Future of Green Public Procurement
We're celebrating the 5,000th download of our Solutions Menu: A Nordic Guide to Sustainable Food Policy! The Solutions Menu brings the most innovative food policy solutions in the Nordic Region together in a single document. It includes 24 policies that aim to change food consumption and intends to inspire new and robust policy responses to … Continue reading Celebrating 5,000+ Downloads!
For the first time ever, movers and shakers representing civil society, research, government, Nordic embassies and funding agencies joined forces in Riga, Latvia, to discuss data needs, available policy options and the opportunities for different sectors in the transition towards healthy and sustainable food systems in the Baltic region. During the “Towards healthy and sustainable … Continue reading Baltic diets: mapping a transition to sustainable food systems
Ahora en español: Menú de soluciones - Una guía nórdica para políticas alimentarias sostenibles! El menú de soluciones reunió por primera vez las políticas más innovadoras del ámbito alimentario en la región nórdica. Lanzado en julio de 2018, ahora unos meses después se presenta en Costa Rica su edición en español. El menú de soluciones … Continue reading Ahora en español: Menu de Soluciones
Cities have ravenous appetites… but they also have a thirst for change. Urban food systems are a driver of climate change, but they are also at risk from it. Comprising no less than 20-30% of global greenhouse emissions, the contribution of the food system to climate change requires a new form of leadership. Cities … Continue reading Urban food policy, a vehicle for change
The 2030 due date for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is just 12 years away. Food policy plays a major role in determining whether we will make or break this deadline. But where should we start, how can we broaden our policy repertoire and how can we scale up the ambition level together? The … Continue reading Takeaways from the Designing Your Menu of Food Policy Solutions for Sustainable Diets Policy Lab @ EAT Stockholm Food Forum