Food and society

BCFN Forum 2016: eat better, eat less, food for all

A string of discussions, scientific data and innovative ideas. All this and much more at the 7th BCFN Forum on Food and Nutrition held in Milan on the 1st December.
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Food and sustainability

Successes and Challenges in Global Food Systems

On November 16, 2016 the Food Tank, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, held the 1st annual Chicago Food Tank Summit. With two previous 2016 Summits in Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C., the Chicago Summit was the third in a series of events bringing together leaders of change and sustainability in food systems to highlight challenges and innovative solutions on environmental, social, and economic issues in global food systems.
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food and health

Teaching kitchen: cooking to learn about…health

An active lifestyle and balanced diet are the foundations for good health, but theories aren’t enough. Everyone, doctors included, needs to “get their hands dirty” - at least in the kitchen.
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Food and sustainability

Sustainable diets, for people and for the environment: a topic of discussion at the Forum

The importance of choosing a nutritional model which is sustainable for people and for the planet, as explained by Gabriele Riccardi, professor of endocrinology at the University of Naples and member of the BCFN Advisory Board. The topic will be presented at the upcoming Forum, 1 December 2016 in Milan.
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Food and sustainability

Double Pyramid 2016: Sustainable Eating Updated

The message of the food and environment Double Pyramid, now on its 7th edition, is consolidated with the 2016 edition thanks to new sources and cutting-edge studies.
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food for all

Year of the Pulse to a Lifetime of Benefits

At the end of the Year of Pulse promoted by FAO, we outline the benefit of legumes both for our diet and for the environment.
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Food and sustainability

Seasonality and sustainability apply to seafood too

Only with sustainable strategies for fishing and buying seafood products can we preserve the vast wealth that the sea gives us and which is now under serious threat due to human activity.
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Food and society

Childhood obesity also has economic and social effects

It is not just health at stake: childhood obesity has a very significant economic and social impact which can only be overcome by tackling the problem on all fronts. The latest edition of Eating Planet, edited by the BCFN, highlights the seriousness of the situation.
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Food and sustainability

Climatarian: the “zero emissions” meal

Choosing which food to eat using a purely ecological criterion: the impact that the food has on the production of greenhouse gas. This is the idea behind climatarianism.

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Food and sustainability

Who wastes the most?

Food is thrown away by producers, retailers, but above all by end consumers. It is a vicious circle that must be broken, starting by properly planning what we put in our cupboards.
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Food and sustainability

The food you choose is good for you and the planet

Scientific studies have shown that health targets and obligations to safeguard the ecosystem converge. The double food and environmental pyramid is a simple way of explaining to everyone how each meal can be transformed into a concrete way to improve their health and the health of the planet.

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Food and society

The Youth Manifesto reaches adulthood

From the collective development of the document to the creation of a network of BCFN Alumni, through to its arrival at the European Parliament. Young people’s ideas for changing the agri-food model are making headway.

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food and health

Fat? Not my child!

Parents fail to objectively evaluate their children’s weight, and believe that they behave better at mealtimes than they actually do. The result? Childhood obesity is on the increase.
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Food and sustainability

The farmer of the future will improve sustainable agriculture

The 5-day Taiwan Education Experience Program (TEEP) “De-Coding the Cold War and Contemporary Societies”  which was held in National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan, under the auspices of International Institute for Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan, was indeed a life-changing experience.
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food and health

The Mediterranean diet adapts to the times

We tend to talk about the Mediterranean diet, though it would be more accurate to talk about it in the plural as, in reality, there are various versions of the diet as it adapts to different requirements
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food and health

Freedom is choosing free from influence

Vegetarian chef Pietro Leemann, owner of Joia, the only meat-free restaurant in Europe to win a Michelin star, tells us what pursuing food sustainability means for him: it all boils down to choice.
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food and health

World Health Day: Focus on Diabetes

A whole day dedicated to health, with a particular focus on the prevention, treatment and awareness of diabetes, a complex chronic disease which in many cases can be prevented by following simple guidelines.
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Food and sustainability

Climate change: agriculture and health are paying the price

The climate is changing and the consequences are being felt in agriculture where modifications to food production may have a negative impact on health.
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Food and sustainability

A declaration of love for the planet

Since 1970, the 22nd of April each year has been celebrated as World Earth Day, the biggest global environment movement and an occasion to talk about the environment and encourage its protection through numerous initiatives.
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Food and society

The America of high-calorie snacks

A PAHO study quantifies the increase in consumption of unhealthy foods in the Americas and establishes six action points to combat childhood obesity.
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food and health

Diet and genetics influence each other

Food and genes are constantly talking to each other, and their dialogue has an impact on many aspects of health and society, so much so that it can even lead to the birth of new scientific disciplines
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food and health

Food Revolution Day: The Children of the Revolution

Once again this May, a day dedicated to fresh and tasty food will be held to remind the world of the benefits of healthy eating which needs to be a core message in children’s education.

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