Top news of the week: 29.09.2020.

#satellites #metrics #BiodiversitySummit #FLWDay #foodwaste #GMOs #food

Future Of Food

On Sep 25, 2020
@Seed_Alliance shared
A comprehensive article on the relocation of @USDA_ERS and the collective impacts one year later: "Since the move, the agency has lost decades of expertise on a wide range of subjects, from climate change to ... organic farming..." https://t.co/zS37Nk95QK
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One year after a mass employee exodus, USDA’s research arm remains half-staffed. New work has ground to a near halt.

One year after a mass employee exodus, USDA’s research arm remains half-staffed. New work has ground to a near halt.

A controversial relocation hollowed out USDA’s brain trust for food policy. This could spell dire consequences for food access and security.

On Sep 24, 2020
@SusFoodTrust shared
Impact investors are calling for #metrics that ‘measure how humans relate to the land’ https://t.co/Wwuy5DevzC While #satellites are being used for data collection, they note that this kind of intelligence must be augmented by on-the-ground insight https://t.co/itH0J7aViD
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High-tech tools shine a light on sustainable farming

High-tech tools shine a light on sustainable farming

Satellite imaging and blockchain-based impact data enable closer green investor scrutiny

On Sep 28, 2020
@foodtank shared
The pandemic has forced many restaurants to shift away from buffet models, a major contributor of food waste. @dgunders (@refed) also says that restaurants, uncertain of their business, are offering smaller menus and keeping smaller inventories. https://t.co/weoL1SgTht
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After a Sharp Increase, the Rate of Food Waste May Be Slowing

After a Sharp Increase, the Rate of Food Waste May Be Slowing

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” Dani talks about the consequences of food waste and people like Dana Gunders of ReFED working to combat it.

On Sep 28, 2020
@UNEP shared
RT @UN_News_Centre: Ahead of #BiodiversitySummit, UN officials discuss roadmap to preserve the natural world @mremae, head of @unbiodiversity and @andersen_inger, Executive Director of @UNEP are urging world leaders to “act now” https://t.co/1yE7m6C6sG
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Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world

Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world

Top UN officials working to preserve the natural world are urging “action now” ahead of a crucial biodiversity summit this week, where world leaders will reaffirm their commitment to the ...

On Sep 25, 2020
@guardianeco shared
'Money is worth nothing now': how Lebanon is finding a future in farming https://t.co/2T49Y5so4N
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'Money is worth nothing now': how Lebanon is finding a future in farming

'Money is worth nothing now': how Lebanon is finding a future in farming

With food in short supply and prices rocketing, a wave of new farmers are growing produce on roofs, balconies and beyond

On Sep 28, 2020
@foodtank shared
RT @FSI_UF_IFAS: Celebrate #FLWDay with @FAONorthAmerica! On September 29, they will screen “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste” and hold a panel discussion on global food loss and waste. #foodwaste https://t.co/QxEWYda8Hh via @foodtank
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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Highlights Need for Global Food System Reform

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Highlights Need for Global Food System Reform

Celebrate International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste with FAO North America in their discussion on “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste.”

On Sep 23, 2020
@ModFarm shared
Indoor farming companies claim their methods can replicate any climate on earth, resulting in better-tasting produce. That story may be more marketing than science. via @TheCounter https://t.co/v8MeTZ9MGY
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What does a vertical farm taste like?

What does a vertical farm taste like?

Indoor farming companies—like Kimbal Musk's Square Roots—claim their methods result in better-tasting produce. That may be more marketing than science. 

On Sep 24, 2020
@DaniNierenberg shared
RT @foodtank: Looking forward to joining @AnnaLappe, Rebecca Spector, Melissa Nelson, and Claire Cummings for a riveting discussion on genetic engineering and the future of food on 9/25 (tomorrow!). Get more info & register here: https://t.co/fIlY5290hG https://t.co/bHS0WvOpMz
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Anna Lappé with Claire Cummings, Rebecca Spector, and Melissa Nelson

Anna Lappé with Claire Cummings, Rebecca Spector, and Melissa Nelson

Saturday, November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Join TNS Host Steve Heilig in a conversation with Anna Lappé as well as author Claire Cummings, The Center for Food Safety’s Rebecca Spector, ...