DuPont says it will invest a startling $10 billion in food security research and development, create 4,000 new products, and facilitate “2 million engagements with young people around the world to foster sustainable food and agriculture knowledge.”
Food & Agriculture
Former New York Times columnist and celebrated author Mark Bittman has joined forces with Andy Levitt, founder of The Purple Carrot, to bring vegan cuisine to more homes.
Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal: to respond to the urgent climate challenges facing agriculture.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Problem with Food Waste
As part of a company vision to cut food waste and promote food security, Sealed Air is engaging its 24,000 employees as ‘ambassadors to food waste prevention.’
Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is to limit the impacts of climate change in the coming decades.
An antibiotic apocalypse is upon us due to failures in food product labeling tied to unsustainable farming practices. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth offers an economic analysis and what to do.
Barcelona’s Reimagine Food gives a new meaning to disruptive technology. If we are what we eat, then this new culinary accelerator is liable to transform not just our food experience, but also the way we live.
The term has come under scrutiny due to a widespread consumer belief that it indicates a healthier product free of artificial ingredients, pesticides, and GMOs.
We have worked so very hard to create ecologically and socially less impactful food. But when we eat more protein than we biologically need, the nitrogen is converted to urea, and we literally piss the sustainability away. We need to continue to focus on supply-side sustainability, but we also need to make sure we eat our food with those sustainability goals in mind.
Dianna Cohen, CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition, discusses the detrimental environmental impacts of single-use plastic straws.
Our oceans and the people who depend on them are in trouble. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, overexploited or collapsing under the pressure of a $390 billion global seafood market. Yet analysts expect seafood demand to double by 2050, and island and coastal communities around the world depend on seafood for both sustenance and economic health. The Fish 2.0 business competition aims to accelerate solutions to this huge challenge by connecting sustainable fishing and aquaculture ventures with investors who could help them thrive.
In a sign of what the future of food will entail, and what is a huge setback for anti-GMO activists, the FDA decided yesterday that genetically modified salmon is as safe to eat, and is just as nutritious, as any wild or farmed Atlantic salmon.