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CONTENTS I MARCH 2018

Food Systems and People's Health
Sustainable Diets

Commercial Determinants
EU Food & Drink Policy
Research Highlights

Food Systems and People's Health

Climate Change & Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities

by Meridian Institute

Food and agriculture contribute to, and are heavily impacted by, climate change. This report discusses opportunities for mitigating food-related greenhouse gases. Image credit
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A Prime Time for Action

by Cancer Research UK

Report presents new evidence on the link between television and on-demand marketing and obesity; the biggest preventable source of cancer in the UK after smoking. Image credit
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What is the connection between infectious diseases in humans and livestock?

by Food Climate Research Network

This Foodsource chapter provides an overview of the diseases that pass between animals and humans, and how antibiotics use in farming affects human health.  Image credit
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Sustainable diets

Less is More: Reducing meat and dairy for a healthier life and planet

by Greenpeace International

This report provides Greenpeace's vision on animal farming, recommending a global reduction of 50% in the production and consumption of animal products by 2050, as well as a change in the way they are produced.
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Study on the environmental impact of palm oil consumption and on existing sustainability standards

by European Commission

This report reviews environmental, social and economic aspects of palm oil production and consumption, and evaluates existing palm oil sustainability initiatives.
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Tracking the Global Footprint in Fisheries

by Global Fishing Watch

First interactive map shows the extent of fisheries worldwide. Results revealed that fishing extends over at least 55% of the ocean, covering almost four times more of the Earth’s surface than agriculture.
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Action on sustainable diets

by Foodservice Footprint

A best practice guideline for implementing diets that are good for people, planet and business in foodservice.
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Commercial determinants

Civil society urges the United Nations UNITAR to end partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev

by IOGT International, Vital Strategies, GAPA, Towards Zero Foundation

In an open letter to UNITAR, prominent international and national NGOs, are expressing their concern that partnership with beer producer constitutes a conflict of interest.
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EU food & drink policy

Joint Letter I Call for policy action on animal farming
by various European NGOs
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Report: Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage
by European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) Image credit
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Join reaction to alcohol industry self-regulatory proposal for labelling
by various NGOs
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No credibility: Mars pulls out of Evolved Nutrition Label
by Food Navigator Image credit
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Research highlights

Menu labelling in restaurants may reduce energy purchased

By Crockett et al. (2018) The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Pesticides could be much more toxic than previously thought, thanks to adjuvants

By Food Climate Research Network, based on Mesnage et al. (2018) Frontiers in Public Health

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Access to high-quality fruits and vegetables strongly influences whether healthy foods make it to a person's plate

by Science Daily, based on Ahmed et al. (2018) Food Security

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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diets work equally well for weight loss

by Food Navigator, based on Sofi et al. (2018) Circulation

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National contributions to climate change mitigation from agriculture: allocating a global target

by Richards et al. (2018) Climate Policy

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High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance

by Science Daily, based on Zelber-Sagi et al. (2018) Journal of Hepatology

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