The Foreign Desk: Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
1y ago
How can we eat more sustainable? Does livestock have a future in green farming? Is small-scale farming the future? As an economic sector, agriculture accounts for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions but agreement on how to reduce that is proving difficult. Monocle’s “The Foreign Desk” has teamed up with the Nordic Council ..read more
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Food choices for change
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
1y ago
How can we fix the food industry and get more sustainable food products into our shopping carts? Food production accounts for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, so the food industry, in particular the meat and dairy sector, needs to change radically if we want to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by ..read more
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Found in Conversation
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
1y ago
What are the moral implications of what we choose to eat, how we produce our food and how we distribute it? Can humans have a sustainable relationship with food? I was invited to partake in a discussion about these fascinating topics together with the renowned bioethicist Peter Singer, Pictet's Gillian Diesen and podcast host Rosario Lebrija ..read more
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Towards a Sustainable Future Where We Can Flourish
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
1y ago
Back in July, Craig Applegath of the Twenty First Century Imperative podcast invited me on his show. The podcast explores the insights, approaches, experiences of scientists, planners, engineers, designers, business entrepreneurs, politicians and other successful change-makers, who are finding smart, effective ways to answer one or more of the three critical challenges of the Twenty ..read more
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Ugly vegetables need love too
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
1y ago
Food waste is a major environmental challenge. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in the world. And to make matters worse, we throw away more than 3 million tonnes of food in the Nordics alone. In this episode of Nordic Talks, we take a closer look at how imperfect produce ..read more
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It’s podcast time!
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
1y ago
Looking for something to listen to? Well... I have some recommendations for you! I absolutely love listening to podcasts. It's also a lot of fun to be invited to be a guest on a podcast. Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the chance to chat with Dr. Antonella Kahler of the Female ..read more
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The Foreign Desk: Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
2y ago
How can we eat more sustainable? Does livestock have a future in green farming? Is small-scale farming the future? As an economic sector, agriculture accounts for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions but agreement on how to reduce that is proving difficult. Monocle’s “The Foreign Desk” has teamed up with the Nordic Council of Ministers for a new series of five special episodes that delve deeper into topics of global importance from the region. In this episode, we hear from campaigners, farmers, ministers and foresters about how the Nordics are attempting to cut emissions from th ..read more
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Food choices for change
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
2y ago
How can we fix the food industry and get more sustainable food products into our shopping carts? Food production accounts for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, so the food industry, in particular the meat and dairy sector, needs to change radically if we want to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In this episode of the Nordic Talks podcast, I set out to learn how food producers and retailers are working to change the system by promoting food choices that are kinder to our planet, and about the role you – the consumer – can play in this.  This episode is ..read more
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Found in Conversation
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
2y ago
What are the moral implications of what we choose to eat, how we produce our food and how we distribute it? Can humans have a sustainable relationship with food? I was invited to partake in a discussion about these fascinating topics together with the renowned bioethicist Peter Singer, Pictet’s Gillian Diesen and podcast host Rosario Lebrija. Have a listen here. The Found in Conversation podcast looks at how can we understand and improve the modern world. Leading experts share ideas and insights considering a plethora of fields  – from biomedical science to digital technology, politi ..read more
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Towards a Sustainable Future Where We Can Flourish
Sustainable Food Systems Transitions
by Afton Halloran
2y ago
Back in July, Craig Applegath of the Twenty First Century Imperative podcast invited me on his show. The podcast explores the insights, approaches, experiences of scientists, planners, engineers, designers, business entrepreneurs, politicians and other successful change-makers, who are finding smart, effective ways to answer one or more of the three critical challenges of the Twenty First Century Imperative: How will we continue to live on our planet without destroying our biosphere? How will we repair and regenerate the environmental damage we have already caused? How will we successfully ad ..read more
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