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Apparently, the U.N. thinks we should eat bugs. Their recent report explains their perspective. Culinarily curious? Read on, and let us know if you’re in.
World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22. This year, the UN has designated it the International Year of Cooperation. Since water is a shared resource, conserving it and making it available to all who need it must be done at a community level.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed today that we need to switch from the intensive farming practices of the past half-century to more sustainable agricultural practices if we want to feed the world in 2050.
I wrote last week that we should probably cover the link between food and broader issues a little more here on Eat Drink Better. With a nudge from our site director, Becky Striepe, and network founder/publisher, David Anderson, I’ve decided to cover the complicated but important topic of rising food prices today.
The LA Times had a decent piece on this topic recently that included a number of interesting food statistics. What of the following did you know?
These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future.
If there existed a local food that was high in protein, calcium and other vitamins, that would help reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture, and was available in thousands of different flavors, it would seem too good to be true…and it is, because the food that fits this bill is bugs. The United Nations has been […]
Hurrah! The UN resolution declaring the human right to water passed today! According to UN News Centre:
We talk a lot around here about healthy food and our food’s impact on the environment. Something we don’t mention as often is access to clean, safe water. I’m sure that part of this is because we’re all lucky enough to live in places where water isn’t an issue yet. You turn on the tap, […]
New United Nation Food and Agriculture report tells us again that eating meat has perhaps the largest negative environmental impact of any human action. And more than half of the world’s crops are fed to animals. I’ve written on the relationship between eating meat (or being vegetarian) and the environment extensively before. However, there is […]
If you are thinking about going vegetarian, here is a list of things that should help you to actually do it,… and to stick to it once you’ve started.
In a meeting to discuss food security, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Jacques Diouf announced another 40 million people globally were pushed into hunger in 2008. As population estimates project there will be nine billion people on the planet in 2050, Diouf says food production must double in order to address […]