New paper: Disrupted food systems in the WHO European region

A threat or opportunity for healthy and sustainable food and nutrition? Dietary health and sustainability are inextricably linked. Food systems that are not sustainable often fail to provide the amount or types of food needed to ensure population health. The ongoing pandemic threatens to exacerbate malnutrition, and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). In our recent paper, we … Continue reading New paper: Disrupted food systems in the WHO European region

A food systems approach to healthy and sustainable diets in the Baltic region

Participatory multi-stakeholder processes are an indispensable part of food system transformation. However, bringing diverse groups of people together is no easy task. During the “Towards healthy and sustainable food systems in the Baltic region” workshop held in Riga from 27 February to 1 March 2019, we brought together determined and energetic stakeholders to take stock … Continue reading A food systems approach to healthy and sustainable diets in the Baltic region

Roast Beef Rebellion @ European Food Summit

On 18 March 2019, I was invited to speak at the European Food Summit in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My talk was entitled The Roast Beef Rebellion. It was 2001. I was 11 years old. And I decided to become a vegetarian. It wasn’t because I came from a family of hippies. I did it because I … Continue reading Roast Beef Rebellion @ European Food Summit

Solutionism: using tried and tested approaches to confront global challenges

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

The road to EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018

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

New Nordic diet on par with the Mediterranean diet in terms of health and sustainability

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