Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The virtual pre-event Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good on November 23-24, 2020 will be a key milestone leading to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
Study probes connection between diet quality and environmental sustainability

Study probes connection between diet quality and environmental sustainability

A healthy diet means a healthier you, which also means a healthier planet, right? Well, it’s complicated. Zach Conrad, assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at William & Mary, is the lead author on a study that challenges common perceptions about the link between healthy eating and environmental sustainability. In fact, his research shows that healthy diets can have positive and negative influences on the environment.
A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A food distribution platform managed by Jacob Weiss, N20, was awarded $25,000 in Friedman School’s annual Entrepreneurship Competition
Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Program will involve large consortium of wildlife and human disease experts and networks from around the world
Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Researchers estimate potential for locally sourced food based on land needs for different diets
Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education

Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education

Addressing social inequities has been recognized as foundational to transforming food systems. Activists and scholars have critiqued food movements as lacking an orientation towards addressing issues of social justice. To address issues of inequity, sustainable food systems education (SFSE) programs will have to increase students’ equity-related capabilities. 
Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Researchers say results provide legal evidence for proposed changes in labeling regulations.
A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

Learn more about the group making the case for a "moonshot" on national nutrition research. Leading nutrition and food policy experts outline a bold case for strengthening federal nutrition research in a live interactive session as part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
How COVID-19 Affects Farmers and the Food Supply Chain

How COVID-19 Affects Farmers and the Food Supply Chain

COVID-19 has highlighted weaknesses and inequities in America’s food supply system, as well as the need to fix them.
COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

William Masters, writing for econofact.org Impacts of COVID-19 on the food sector are among its most visible and important economic consequences.