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CONTENTS I APRIL 2018

Food Systems and People's Health
Sustainable Diets

Commercial Determinants
EU Food & Drink Policy
Research Highlights

Food Systems and People's Health

Plant-Based Profits: Investment Risks And Opportunities In Sustainable Food Systems

by FAIRR

This report sets out how investors are responding to the need to ensure access to adequate, sustainable and nutritious food for a growing world population. Image credit
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Unwrapped: How plastic packaging is failing to solve Europe's food waste problem

by Friends of the Earth Europe & Zero Waste Europe

A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe's growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fueling it, according to new research. Image credit

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Sustainable diets

Principles for Eating Meat and Dairy More Sustainably: the 'less and better' approach

by Eating Better

This new report sets out Eating Better’s ‘less and better’ approach including a guide to assurance and labelling schemes to help people choose better meat and dairy.
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Food in a Warming World

by WWF UK

This report takes the example of four iconic, classic UK dishes, examines their environmental impact, and identifies risks that climate change may pose to the future production of these dishes.
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How the State can make Ireland a Leader in Tackling Climate Change

by Ireland's Citizens' Assembly

Report voted by the Irish Citizens' Assembly recommends a greenhouse gas emissions tax on agriculture.
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Commercial determinants

The Avoidable Crisis. The European Meat Industry's Environmental Catastrophe

by Mighty Earth, Rainforest Foundation Norway, Fern

A new investigation  reveals large-scale deforestation, fires, and human rights abuses in Argentina and Paraguay’s Gran Chaco connected to the global meat industry. Image credit
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EU food & drink policy

Investigation: How CAP promotes ammonia pollution
by Greenpeace Image credit
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Commission acts on Unfair Trading Practices in food supply chain
by European Commission
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EU Council votes to ban neonicotinoid pesticides in open fields
by Food Navigator
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Commission launches public health Best Practice portal
by European Commission
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Research highlights

More than five drinks a week lowers life expectancy, say researchers

By The Guardian, based on Wood et al. (2018) The Lancet

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After tax, Philadelphians 40 percent less likely to drink soda every day

by Science Daily, based on Zhong et al. (2018) American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Junk food ads are shown more frequently on TV when many children are watching

By Science Daily, based on Smithers et al. (2018) Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

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World can limit global warming to 1.5°C without carbon capture and storage

by Food Climate Research Network, based on van Vuuren et al. (2018) Nature Climate Change

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Vegetables represented the main substitute food for those reducing meat intake in the US

by Food Climate Research Network, based on Neff et al. (2018) Public Health Nutrition

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Adolescents' cooking skills strongly predict future nutritional well-being

by Science Daily, based on Utter et al. (2018) Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

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