Tag Archives: UN ENvironment Programme

Labels v taxes: which way to cut carbon?

Politicians need to encourage a shift to sustainable diets in the fight against climate change. The big question is how. What does a kilo of greenhouse gases buy you in the supermarket? Researchers at Lancaster University and RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, analysed 1,718 global warming potential values in 168 fresh foods to find out. The…
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Global campaign to cut “foodprint”

RESTAURANTS, PUBS and hotels are being encouraged to limit menu choices and introduce flexible portioning as part of a new global campaign to cut food waste.                           Those in the hospitality sector should also consider introducing staff engagement programmes and food waste audits…
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Food security increasingly difficult

UN report concludes that environmental issues must be at forefront of food security goals THE AIM of achieving food security across the globe will become increasingly elusive unless countries factor the planet's nature-based services into agricultural and related planning, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report claims.   The study, entitled “Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening…
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