Globally, food and natural resource production is going through the biggest change since the industrial revolution. Rather than merely focussing on improved and cheaper production, current changes are driven by a maelstrom of influences, many of them with sustainability at heart.Continue reading “Megatrends in sustainable food and fibre production”
Planning for the future and breaking new ground across industries must involve improving our natural environment along the way. Our lives and livelihoods depend on it
Announcing a new podcast, in which we hear from people leading the way, not only in imagining, but also providing solutions for a future with environmental sustainability in mind.
We speak to scientific experts, industry leaders, artists, adventurers, and committed personalities who make connections in their local and global communities, making life on earth a priority in their grand plans. They are the Eco Futurists.Continue reading “Eco Futurists”
Illegal logging is a big issue. Approximately 30% to 50% of all timber traded globally is illegally sourced. Illegal logging comes in many forms. It may be the replacement of high value for low value timber products, it may incorrect declaration of species or region of origin of products, which masks trade in endangered species or export of timber from protected areas, or it may be the mixing of illegitimately and legitimately sourced timber.
Combating illegal logging also needs to take many forms, many of these are technology solutions that support behaviour change.Continue reading “Behind the scenes work to stop illegal logging”
With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us?Continue reading “The Federated States of Degradia – A nation humanity must take responsibility for”
Yes of course it makes a noise, but if it is felled illegally can those that perpetrated the crime be caught? Here we delve into the first case to use DNA fingerprinting of trees to match timber back to the site of illegal logging activity, and which led to the prosecution of the perpetrators under the US Lacey Act.
It’s basically a big patch of floating rubbish in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but what is it made of and how did it get there?
I recall sitting in a café back in May this year sipping a macchiato and eating a flaky pastry. Early morning in Milan was a sight, and out of the window I remember seeing the Duomo cathedral rising majestically out of the central square.Continue reading “Future Food Fashions Trending in Milan”
Fraud in the food and beverage sector is big business – for both bad and good reasons.
With all the changes and pressures afoot in the food industry, and with international targets clearly defined through several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals, what can we expect our food to look like in the future?
Let us be in no doubt, food production and processing is in the midst of the biggest change since the industrial revolution.