Tag: Sustainability

  • The Halo Effect in Food Selection

    I recently attended the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2020, which included several thought-provoking and varied presentations.   Heidi Zamzow from the London school of economics and political science gave an incredibly engaging presentation on a psychological effect known as the ‘halo’ effect. She opened her talk with “do you think David Attenborough pays his taxes on […]

  • LEAP Conference 2020: Is lab-grown meat the future?

    At the recent Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference with the University of Oxford, I was very interested to hear about the benefits of lab-grown or cultured meat in a talk by Professor Burkhard Schafer. I also found Professor Schafer’s discussion of some of the issues in bringing cultured meat products to the market highly illuminating.  Lab-grown meat can […]

  • Future-proof and sustainable healthy diets based on current eating patterns in the Netherlands

    Earlier this week I attended the Livestock, Environment and People Conference (LEAP), hosted online as all such events have been in 2020. One session I attended was provided by Marcelo Tyszler, PhD on “Future-proof and sustainable healthy diets based on current eating patterns in the Netherlands.”   Mr. Tyszler looked at the current dietary patterns in the Netherlands, alongside the required environmental […]

  • Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival – Farming in Harmony with Nature

    I recently attended the Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival. I heard a fascinating talk titled “How can we Decarbonise Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change?” by Patrick Holden. Patrick is the founder of the Sustainable Food Trust and is also a farmer. He spoke of the urgent need to decarbonise agriculture locally and […]

  • Food systems transformation- how we deal with food loss and waste – Nicole Junkermann

    Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival “Healthy people, healthy planet and healthy economy” I recently attended the Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival. I heard from Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems at the World Bank.  She gave a fascinating talk discussing our food systems and the urgent […]

  • Nicole Junkermann’s Perspective on How Technology Could hold the key to Living Longer

    The current Covid-19 pandemic sadly all too clearly demonstrates the need for continual improvements and growth in the field of healthcare. Many people take their health for granted, however, this crisis will surely encourage society to reassess its priorities and give importance to those things that are really essential. Speaking at the Founders Forum Health […]

  • Supermarkets: A Drive Towards Sustainability

    I heard so many thought-provoking presentations from outstanding academics at the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2020.  One such talk was given by Joanna Trewern from the Centre for Environment & Sustainability, University of Surrey. Her study focused on the intervention in supermarkets for “less and better meat”. She found that retailers have no […]