Tag Archives: Sustainable Diets

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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Sodexo boosts veg content with ‘Green & Lean’ offer

Sodexo has launched a new sustainable meals offer in its independent schools business following a successful pilot last year. The Green & Lean meals are the product of a partnership with WWF-UK and are aimed at reducing the environmental impact of Sodexo’s meals by serving more vegetables and pulses in place of meat and dairy,…
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Sustainable diets in a post-Brexit world

Britain is a long way from being self-sufficient – and now is the time to reshape the food industry with health and sustainability in mind, writes Duncan Williamson. Food – how we grow, rear and catch it and what we eat – seemed to be largely missing from the Brexit debate. This strikes me as odd; it is the sector that will be most affected.

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Public the loser in foolhardy fat fight

Making healthy food choices is hard enough at the best of times such is the onslaught of messaging imploring us to choose one product over another. But when even public health professionals can't agree on the most basic of nutritional guidance you can forgive the public for giving up and going home to phone their…
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Putting a price on sustainable diets

What is a sustainable diet? It’s a question the government is yet to answer but can it hold out much longer? “Imbalanced diets, such as those low in fruits and vegetables, and high in red and processed meat, are responsible for the greatest health burden globally and in most regions,” says Dr Marco Springmann from…
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Sustainable diets not on the menu in Paris

REDUCING MEAT consumption does not feature in a single national emissions reduction plan submitted in advance of the COP21 climate change meeting in Paris.   Starting this week, the talks could see a new global deal struck to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the commitments will not be enough to keep temperature rises within the…
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The diet dilemma

BALANCING health and sustainability and obesity's global toll.                 The debate regarding the make-up of a sustainable diet is likely to rage on into 2015. A recent paper published in the journal Current Opinion in Food Science neatly describes the headaches involved in aligning health and environmental agendas.…
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Quarter of public have cut back on meat in the last year

READY MEALS, and processed meat off the menu as generational shift in British diet becomes evident. 25% of British public say they are eating less meat than a year ago 34% are willing to consider eating less meat One in six (17%) young people say they don’t eat any meat   A quarter of the…
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Could chefs make sustainable food sexy?

CELEBRITY CHEFS were recently branded as a “hidden contributing factor to Britain's obesity epidemic" in a  paper published in the Food and Public Health journal. Their recipes contained “excessive amounts of total fat, sugars and salt” which were influencing the food preparation habits of the public, said the research from Coventry University.   When it…
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