UK Could Run out of Food a Year from Now with No-Deal Brexit, NFU...

Britain would run out of food on this date next year if it cannot continue to easily import from the EU and elsewhere after Brexit, the National Farmers’ Union has warned. Minette Batters, the NFU president, urged the government to put food security at the top of the political agenda …

Green Foods Could Clean Up the Construction Industry

We’ve all heard of eating our vegetables, but what about building with them? A new study by Lancaster University‘s B-SMART program will examine the effects of incorporating root vegetables – yes, vegetables – into cement production for a stronger and more sustainable way of building. The project, funded by the …

Earth’s Resources Consumed in Ever Greater Destructive Volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days. As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which …

Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

No one should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their food, particularly children. But that’s exactly what the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found in tests of microwave popcorn bags sold in Dollar Stores. These stores are frequented by communities of color and millions of poor Americans. In fact, every …

Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs

This full day FOOD 2030 workshop ‘Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs’, whisch will be held on 31 May 2017 in Brussels, will provide an opportunity to explore the role of cities in fostering food systems innovation and green jobs at the local level. The main objectives of the …

Eating Healthier Food Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, suggests a new study. As it turns out, some relatively small diet tweaks could add up to significant inroads in addressing climate change. You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they …