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
While the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the vulnerabilities of food systems, it also provides an opportunity to build even greater resilience. Over the past couple of months, I have been collaborating with Amanda Wood and My Sellberg to develop this think piece for the Nordic Food Policy Lab of the Nordic Council of Ministers. We investigate … Continue reading Vulnerability and resilience in Nordic food systems
The Collaborative Framework for Food Systems Transformation report explains how governments and stakeholders, at national or local levels, can apply a food systems approach to policymaking and implementation. The publication suggests practical and easy-to-follow actions for performing analyses of food systems, expanding or reorienting existing activities, integrating policy interventions, and building effective food systems governance. … Continue reading A collaborative framework for food systems transformaiton
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!
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
In July 2018, I travelled with the Nordic Food Policy Lab team to the High-level Political Forum in New York. We set up an evening policy lab to discuss concrete solutions on how food can contribute to reaching the SDGs. We have now compiled the key messages from the event so that everyone can be … Continue reading Harvesting Bold Solutions: Ten takeaways from the Policy Lab ”Serving-Up Solutions for Agenda 2030” at the UN HLPF
On Monday 16 July, the Nordic Food Policy Lab and the Swedish Government hosted a dinner event during the UN High-level Political Forum in New York. The event, Serving Up Solutions to Agenda 2030: Food as a Golden Opportunity, focused on putting solutions on the table and learning best practices from one another. I was … Continue reading Is food our greatest collective opportunity to achieve Agenda 2030?
Solutionism: The belief that all difficulties have solutions Solutionist: A solver of problems Wherever I go, I hear people asking for solutions to transforming our food system into a more sustainable one. While there are no silver bullets, I believe that it is important to look at the approaches that are working and understand how … Continue reading Solutionism: using tried and tested approaches to confront global challenges
EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018 kicked off on Monday, June 11th. This year, EAT Forum brought more than 600 of the brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society from over 50 countries together to discuss how food can address some of the most pressing issues of our time. The EAT Forum seeks to drive … Continue reading The road to EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018
A new WHO report Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report analyzes which country policies and interventions have been inspired by the basic principles of the Mediterranean and Nordic diets. The report also examines whether there is evidence of effectiveness in reducing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Unhealthy diet is one of the leading cause of ill health globally … Continue reading New Nordic diet on par with the Mediterranean diet in terms of health and sustainability