Bite the Talk Episode 14 - Nothing about us without us
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by Maame Ekua Manful, Michelle Seck Wei Qi, Muhammad Sarim Raza
4M ago
Happy International Youth Day! Today's podcast titled "Nothing about us without us" celebrates the spirit of the youth. The aim of this conversation is to understand better how government, business and other development actors engage young people and how they can help them pursue their responsibilities to ensure sustainability in food system ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 13 - Push for healthier diets and sustainability for made in Bangladesh
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by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
5M ago
This episode of "Bite the Talk: Push for healthier diets and sustainability for ‘made in Bangladesh’ will tackle how Apparel Brands ‘Made in Bangladesh’ must shift to greener products, safer workspace, and healthier workforce if they want to keep up with new consumers’ trends. According to the World Trade Organization, Bangladesh, with an export growing to 36 billion a year, is the second largest garment-exporting country in the world after China. So how is the sector faring in terms of the wellbeing of their workers? How can we scale up SWAPNO or the "dream" pilot project that focuses on ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 12 - Fostering a Culture of Food Safety
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by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
6M ago
In support of World Food Safety Day 2022, this podcast sparks discussion among leaders in food safety about what is means to foster a "culture of food safety". Hear from several experts on how cultivating a "culture of food safety" supports efforts in public health, nutrition and food security. Whether producing food for global distribution or local consumption, guests share their perspectives on how to build a culture of food safety, and how this effort is essential to reducing the burden of foodborne disease ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 11 - New Commitments, New Partnerships, New Solutions
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by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
1y ago
In this episode of Bite the Talk – New Commitments, New Partnerships, New Solutions – we hear again from GAIN's Executive Director, Dr. Lawrence Haddad. We last spoke to Lawrence in mid-2021 just before the Pre-summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). Now we hear from him about his experiences with major moments on the Food Systems landscape in the last year, like the UNFSS which took place in September 2021, and the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit which occurred in December 2021.  Lawrence shares his reflections about things that he's found surprising in the last year ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 10 - Sprinting through the super year and preparing for the marathon to 2030
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by Sharada Keats, Lawrence Haddad
1y ago
In September this year, the first ever United Nations Food Systems Summit will be convened – a historic moment for centring food in many critical issues facing people all over our planet today: from hunger and malnutrition; to environment and nature; to livelihoods and human rights; to resilience to shocks and stresses like COVID-19 and the climate emergency. On the occasion of the United Nations Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit taking place in Rome (July 26th to 28th), we talked to GAIN’s Executive Director and lead of the UNFSS Action Track 1 – Dr Lawrence Haddad – about his impressions of thi ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 09: Better food systems for healthier cities
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by Jess Halliday, Panayota Nicolarea, Grace Thuo, Sharelle Polack
1y ago
Cities play a crucial role in shaping food systems. Through the implementation of policies and actions, urban governments can help define what foods are available on the market and at what cost. Having policies that support the availability and affordability of food is increasingly critical as more than 50% of the global population live in cities, with this number expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Cities, however, can rely on rural agriculture and imports to source their food and are quite vulnerable to change.  In this podcast episode, we dive into the perspective of urban govern ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 08 - Raising the alarm on COVID-19 and malnutrition
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by Anna Lartey, Lynnette Neufeld, Catrin Kissick
1y ago
We have witnessed much progress on reducing chronic hunger and malnutrition at global level over the past two decades. The progress, however, was not as quick as hoped, to achieve the World Health Assembly Targets, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic, now risks reversing the progress made. This episode of Bite the Talk - "Raising the alarm on COVID-19 and malnutrition" focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic is driving malnutrition in all its forms – and what can be done about it.  While the pandemic continues to unfold, there is an urgent need to addr ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 07 - How safe is your food?
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by Bonnie McClafferty
1y ago
Food safety affects everyone - we all need to eat. However, too many people face challenges from unsafe food, and unsafe food can't nourish. Foodborne illnesses come from many different sources, and in severe cases can lead to tragic outcomes. Around 420 000 people die every year from unsafe food, while the economic losses from productivity and medical expenses run over USD 100 billion.   Food safety must be considered along the whole supply chain, including farmers, processors, retailers, and consumers - and deserves greater attention from food systems actors.   In this episode of B ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 06 - Food Systems Transformation – India’s Journey
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by Tarun Vij, Pawan Agarwal
1y ago
India has recently indicated its intention to mandate the national fortification of milk and edible oil and a draft regulation has been issued for public commentary in this regard. Not only is this a great step forward into improving the nutritional status of the Indian population, but it is even more important that this step has been taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. India has been making efforts to right-track its food systems, essentially with large investments to ensure access to basic micronutrient requirements to its large population through the fortification of staples. What benefits ..read more
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Bite the Talk Episode 05 - When women choose to challenge
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by Catherine Bertini
1y ago
Tune in to Episode 05 of Bite the Talk: “When women choose to challenge”. We hear from Catherine Bertini, whose perspective on women in food systems is shaped by a lifelong experience including many pivotal personal roles.   In this episode, our guest Catherine Bertini takes us through some of her personal experiences, showing how they shaped her path to becoming the woman she is today. At an early age, Catherine heard the words "Sometimes we must let the boys win" – a short sentence that represents a reality for many. This and several other experiences have brought her to fight for gende ..read more
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