Posted Oct 25, 2018 Our current food system "threatens 10,000 species with extinction, emits about 30% of greenhouse gases, and drives 80% of our nitrogen and phosphorus pollution," says Joseph Poore, Agriculture and Environment Researcher at the University of Oxford. He advocates for mandatory environmental labelling of food products, which would reward sustainable companies, enable sustainable eating and support better policymaking:
Posted Oct 24, 2018 The latest UN IPCC report makes it crystal clear that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not the only pollutant that matters for limiting future warming. Deep reductions in emissions of non-CO2 pollutants, particularly methane (CH4), are essential to staying below temperature targets, and have the added benefits of improving public health, food security, and ecosystems.
Posted Oct 23, 2018 Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S.-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group, intends to launch a new satellite designed to measure methane emissions worldwide. The spacecraft, named MethaneSAT, could offer a substantial help for countries and companies in combating global warming.
Posted Oct 22, 2018 Despite humanity's considerable advances in agriculture and transportation over the centuries, one-third of the food currently grown worldwide never makes it to the dinner table. Enter Hazel Technologies, which has produced an elegant solution to triple a crop's shelf life: Their sachets, about the size of sugar packets, can safely and sustainably block ethylene (the gas emitted by produce that triggers ripening and, eventually, decay). The active ingredient, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), "has no opportunity whatsoever to interact in an adverse way with the environment. It naturally dissipates and leaves behind absolutely nothing on the fruit," according to the company founder, Aidan Mouat.
Posted Oct 21, 2018 The Fresh Thinking Cafe in London, opened by Jamie Oliver, serves a tasting menu from the most commonly wasted foods. The pay-what-you-want restaurant donates proceeds to FoodCycle, a charity fighting food waste, food poverty and loneliness across the UK.
Posted Oct 20, 2018 The Netherlands is continuing to show the world how to pull off zero waste, this time with vodka made from discarded volumes of the country's iconic flower - the tulip:
Posted Oct 19, 2018 On World Food Day, 17-year-old Justin Kulik travelled to Ottawa to deliver a petition that calls for supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities. Similar laws exist in Quebec and France. The petition was signed by 170,000 people and counting:
Posted Oct 17, 2018 Tomorrow! Join Planet In Focus to celebrate Dr. Anne Innis Dagg as the recipient of Planet in Focus' 2018 Canadian Eco-Hero award. The evening will include an award presentation, a screening of The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, and a Q&A with Anne Innis Dagg and members of production.
Posted Oct 12, 2018 British grocery chain Tesco is set to remove 'best before' dates from 119 pre-packaged fruit and vegetable products, which they say will help customers reduce food waste at home.
Posted Oct 11, 2018 Years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and Dian Fossey worked with mountain gorillas, 23-year old Canadian Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented expedition to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. See the documentary at Hot Docs Nov/16-22:
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