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

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

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

Sustainable Food in Tourism

What will the purpose of regional food in tomorrow´s tourism be? Today, I'm at the Nordic Food in Tourism conference in Iceland! My talk is about how we can better communicate the environmenal impacts associated with food systems. More about Nordic Food in Tourism: Nordic Food in Tourism is a project that consists of Nordic … Continue reading Sustainable Food in Tourism

Healthy and sustainable diets: report of an expert meeting on healthy and sustainable diets

I have been working with the WHO NCDs Office Healthy and Sustainable Diets team for 1.5 years now. In March 2021, we held an expert meeting on the topic. This report highlights the presentations and discussions that took place at this meeting. Member States highlighted their national policies, sharing the challenges of implementation and setting … Continue reading Healthy and sustainable diets: report of an expert meeting on healthy and sustainable diets

From science and guidelines to food system transformation

How do we change eating habits? Do you want to learn more about the guidelines and tools that can address both nutrition and environmental sustainability? Join the Nordic Council of Ministers for an interactive discussion in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. We’re counting down to the launch of the 2022 … Continue reading From science and guidelines to food system transformation

Setting the table: a story of food policy innovation

We all have the power to change systems. And it takes brave people to take the lead, take action and transform our food systems. This is the Nordic Food Policy Lab’s essential guide to creating policy playgrounds and pushing the climate agenda. Everyday across the world, food policy experiments take place. Big and small, these … Continue reading Setting the table: a story of food policy innovation

From Michelin to Mission

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