Whenever food policy analysts talk about meat consumption in the future and the environmental impact associated with it, the most fearful projections circle around China. While meat consumption is plateauing in many of the developed countries (though at unsustainably high levels), per capita consumption in emerging economies is rising, as it is associated with higher … Continue reading "In China, Every Year is the Year of the Pig"…
I hope you had a jolly Christmas season surrounded by your loved ones! As we segue into normal life again, I am lucky enough to have a continued break until the beginning of January, which makes for a lot of time to read, reflect, and practice Spanish 😉 I have a trifecta of interesting news tidbits … Continue reading From Soils to Plates
As I was standing up from my desk yesterday at noon, took a stretch and packed my sandwich in my bag, I was so excited to get outside and see something different. I’d seen that Via Campesina Europe was organizing a “Farm in the City” event on Place Luxembourg, one of the main squares at … Continue reading A Farm In The City: Via Campesina Event Review
(this one)… Apparently McDonald’s is looking into more non-meat alternatives with Tofu McNuggets debuting in Japan this week! Not quite lab-grown meat, but a step into the right direction for sure. Sadly they do contain fish though, so not a truly veggie option, alas. According to Take Part, Tofu Shinjo Nuggets strongly resemble the bits of breaded … Continue reading Funny Follow-Up to our McDonald's Post…
Relying on the internet as your main source of information is great for the wealth of knowledge at your fingertips, but can in some cases lead you astray. Let’s play a game, right? I will present two news items related to fast food giant McDonald’s, both with quotes and links, that came to my attention … Continue reading McDonald's News – One True, One False.
I may have mentioned that I love maps. Let me repeat – I. Love. Maps. For their simplicity and succinctness of being able to visualize information, maps are unbeatable. This article is pretty amazing – it tells the story of America’s food through 40 maps (and a couple of charts, if we are picky). Spanning the … Continue reading 40 Maps That Explain Food in America
Heya! After some well-needed rest and recovery in the Swedish countryside, I’m back in full strength and with a gem in terms of outreach on animal welfare: welcome to the MEATRIX. This is a funny, yet relevant way of succinctly outlining the problems with factory farming and to point out solutions consumers can pursue to … Continue reading I'm Back! With… The MEATRIX