Giving up animal products is the most effective way to protect the planet
Eating more plants and fewer animal products is the best thing one can do for the planet– that is according to one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses conducted to date.
Lead up to COP24 /
Broken food system 'failing humanity' and accelerating climate change
Sustainable diets /
The British Dietetics Association's new sustainable diet guide
BDA arms its dietitians with a new resource that recommends avoiding processed meat, reducing red meat, and prioritising plant proteins.
Filmmaker: The Big Fat Lie /
We catch up with New Zealand documentarian Grant Dixon after the Dunedin premiere of his new film, The Big FAT Lie.
Global food system /
Healthier, more plant-based diets critical for keeping within planetary boundaries
According to this large collaborative analysis, a combination of efforts will be necessary if we are to reduce the environmental impacts of the food system.
On MAS /
NZ Medical Assurance Society's recent article on a 'plant-based future' is well-intentioned, but confusing...
While the 4-page spread features some discussion with NZ physicians about how more and more people are becoming interested in this eating pattern, the overall message is uncertain, and even troubling at times.
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Emissions Gap Report /
Global ambition to curb the climate crisis only one-fifth of what is necessary to stay within 1.5 degrees
Cobenefits of change /
The triple benefit of plant-based living: health, environment, & economic
The Lancet /
Prestigious medical journal says: "We need to talk about meat."
Industry influence /
How food, beverage, alcohol and gambling industries work to create confusion
Organic food /
'Clean eating': Are organic foods our best bet?
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Kiwi plant-based doctor, Mark Craig, says lifestyle therapies are the way forward
"Money talks, and there's very little money in promoting eating brocoli or going for a walk, despite them being much more effective."
Time left to transform society & avoid catastrophic climate change
*according to the most recent IPCC report, global carbon dioxide emissions need to decline by ~45% from 2010 levels by 2030 to have a chance at limiting warming to 1.5 degrees
The Sixth Extinction /
Biodiversity in Crisis: Agriculture & Over-Exploitation the Biggest Threats
The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) most recent Living Planet Report makes it clear that the next few years will be critical in terms of helping to bend the curve of biodiversity loss.
Dietary guidelines /
Canada's new plant-focussed Food Guide ditches the dairy
Although the guide has taken a major step in the right direction, it should explicitly mention both the climate crisis and planetary boundaries as justification for its recommendations.
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill must be stronger on methane:
Sustainable guidelines /
Which countries include sustainability in their dietary guidelines?
See our up-to-date list of those countries that have succeeded in formally incorporating sustainability messaging within their national dietary guidelines.
Eating in the Anthropocene: The need for a radical 'Global Food Transition'
A landmark report has been released that outlines how to achieve healthy and sustainable eating patterns for a future global population of 10 billion.
Food procurement /
Revised govt. procurement rules must consider food-system sustainability: Our submission
The New Zealand government's procurement rules are being revised for the first time since their inception in 2013.
The global syndemic /
Interlinked triple pandemics of obesity, undernutrition & climate change pose grave threat to humanity
The health and climate crises are underpinned by many of the same systemic drivers.