Food and society

Climate change forces people to migrate

The established factors forcing entire populations to abandon their land have now been joined by climate change, which alters ecosystems and renders them uninhabitable.

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Food and sustainability

The Food Sustainability Index: find food that’s truly “good”

An index resulting from the international collaboration between BCFN and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to help policy makers, civil society, the private sector and everyday citizens make informed decisions and spread sustainable ‘best practices’ for food, safeguarding our health and the environment.
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Food and sustainability

Food sustainability and geopolitics

Food security has become an increasingly prominent issue in recent years. The market for food has become tighter as the population of the world continues to grow and rising incomes across much of the developing world are changing diets, particularly in terms of an increase in meat consumption. Higher use of biofuels, and lower agricultural productivity, are further contributing to a food supply squeeze. These factors create a potentially volatile mix. 

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Food and sustainability

Australia’s food bowels

Australia has a reputation for good weather, healthy lifestyles, fresh food and a high quality of living. Not least in its biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. However, growing urban sprawl around both cities, and associated high rents for agricultural land, are putting increased pressure on local farmers  . If left unchecked, this process could have negative implications for the quality of life of the cities’ inhabitants.

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Food and society

Climate change: hurricane Donald Trump has arrived

Deep cuts to environmental agencies, debatable cabinet appointments and anti-science positions guide the USA’s new policies on the environment, causing alarm among scientists and citizens.

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Food and sustainability

Food education needed: American ecological footprints out of control

Data from across the Atlantic highlights the distance we still have to go to reduce consumer food waste. Targeted solutions and tough action are required, including improving food education to reduce the ecological footprint of our food consumption.

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Food and society

Business, science and governments, working together for sustainability

To rise to the challenge of creating a new food system and, more generally, of achieving truly sustainable development, all the main shareholders around the world need to work together in close cooperation.

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Food and sustainability

World Water Day 2017: new life for wastewater

Every year on 22 March we turn our attention to water, a precious resource. However, it’s also one which can have multiple lives, as shown by the numerous wastewater recycling projects underway around the globe.

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Food and society

The Food Sustainability Index presented at the European Parliament in Brussels

The BCFN Foundation presented the Food Sustainability Index results to the EU Commission and EU Parliament in Brussels, to discuss how pursuing a sustainable food system fits the present and the future political agenda.
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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 society

Guido Barilla received by the Italian President Mattarella

In a special meeting held at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, BCFN’s activities were presented to President Mattarella. Special mention was made of the Forum, which took place in Milan on 1 December 2016, and of the Food Sustainability Index, created in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Italian head of state expressed his interest and appreciation for the work of BCFN.
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Kanayo Nwanze, defending small farmers

Among the guests attending the 7th International Forum of Food and Nutrition organised by the BCFN in Milan will be Kanayo Nwanze, President of IFAD and leading figure in many associations focusing on sustainable development.
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Food and sustainability

Follow the money for a sustainable planet

Barbara Buchner, expert on climate finance and member of the BCFN advisory board will be in Milan on December 1st for the BCFN Forum. She will explain why it is important to invest public and private funds to reach the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
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Food and sustainability

Jeffrey Sachs: the economist in support of sustainability

Internationally renowned as one of the world’s foremost economists, the American specialist has devoted his career to supporting policies of comprehensive sustainable development.
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Food and sustainability

Transforming cities for a more sustainable future

A focus on transportation and energy sources is no longer enough: cities need better food policies to become more environmentally sustainable.
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Food and society

Growth and employment must be the same for everyone.

One of the United Nations’ developmental goals has to do with economic growth and employ-ment, something which must not become a differentiator between populations, but rather must be a catalyst for sustainable development for everyone.
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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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The United Nations Outlook on the Second Paradox of the Global Food System

Agriculture and sustainable development are two important elements of the United Nations and BCFN missions – organizations with one common vision: a world of equal opportunity in which growth and development are both possible for everyone and sustainable for the environment.
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Sustainable development Goals

The United Nations (UN) has outlined a work-plan: 17 points to help guide the development of and initiate a true “sustainable transformation” worldwide.
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