Sustainable diets and biodiversity

Brundtland, G. However, through communication efforts involving the Minis- ter of Health, the chefs of the most famous restaurants of Nairobi who prepared new recipes with this leafy vegetable and by introducing it in the canteen of parliament, this food has been re-evaluated and people are taking pride again in producing, purchasing and consuming these vegetables.

This Symposium is the right forum for us to do just that. They are already engaging about sustainable production, not least since rising oil prices are pushing core costs upwards. There are many examples that show how we at Bioversity have started to try to practise what we preach in looking at neglected and underutilized species.

Our purpose is to promote the development of new sustainable food production and consumption models. A definition of sustainable diets shall therefore address sustainability of the whole food supply chain and thus provide guidance on promoting and applying the concept in different agro-ecological zones.

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There will be resistance; some companies and institutions are wary, others are overtly hostile, but more are beginning to see the point. I repeat: WHA We need a hard, cold look at the fault-lines and power relations in current policymaking: The importance of food-based approaches is fully recognized by FAO.

I listed earlier some policy processes which might deliver these: It is not just about producing calories, but diverse diets and that is why these neglected and underutilized species are so important. It calls for united efforts by all relevant actors and at all levels.

John Murray. Food is also a cultural and economic matter. Let me be clear. To be stark, the pursuit of sustainable diets and biodiversity diets is an indicator of progress.

As we know over the last thirty years, too often sustainable development has traded off environmental protection for economic development. There is a push and a pull to this situation; people choose but do not want to accept the longer-term consequences.

Such a degree of diet simplification is alarming and it is high time that we looked not only at producing quantities of food that are sufficient, but also nutrients and nutrition sufficient to fulfill all needs. The Environment's role in averting future food crises.

Thirdly, we need to ensure appropriate institutional structures. An example of a sustainable diet: That line of assessing food systems and dietary inequality stems from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but really was shaped in the last twenty years, and given weight by the Millennium Development Goals [Lang et all.

We cannot just pursue increased production at all costs. A sustainable approach Double Pyramid: As we are aiming to have as many signatures as possible by 29 November, when the petition will be presented to member countries on the occasion of the th session of the FAO Council, I am inviting all of you, if you have not yet done so, to sign the petition on the tables placed outside the room.

We are aware of the alarming and unacceptable levels of hunger, but the 2 billion people that suffer from malnutrition still do not receive sufficient attention. But in food policy, this is not helpful.

Or do I consume a diet primarily of plants? I am very pleased to see that, through a number of initiatives that have taken place and are taking place in different parts of the world, we are beginning to build this much needed awareness of malnutrition and its devastating impact on the peoples of developing countries.This book presents the current state of thought on the common path of sustainable diets and biodiversity.

It consists of 4 chapters which look at sustainable diets and biodiversity through sustainable food production and consumption which is illustrated with ten cases studies.

Sustainable diets and biodiversity

sustainable diets and biodiversity directions and solutions for policy, research and action sustainable diets and biodiversity directions and solutions for policy, research and action. ABSTRACT This book presents the current state of thought on the common path of sustainable diets and biodiversity and addresses the linkages among agriculture, health, the.

The book ‚ÄúSustainable diets and biodiversity‚ÄĚ was published in August by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Bioversity International.


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