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A guide towards creating a sustainable food future

This report is the result of a multiyear partnership between World Resources Institute, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, and the Institut national de la recherche agronomique. The synthesis report was published in December 2018. Previously published installments analyzing many of the issues covered in this report in greater detail are available at www.SustainableFoodFuture.org. The report focuses on technical opportunities and…

New Zealand Government promotes sustainable diets for personal and planetary health.

New Zealand's Ministry of Health has released a new guide focused on "Sustainability and the Health Sector". This guide highlights ways the food and health sector can make changes to improve the quality of personal and planetary health. The aim of this guide is to support and encourage the New Zealand health sector to take an active role in implementing sustainability as an integral part of its practice. " Pollution of air, soils and waterways, along with sedentary lifestyles, negatively…

Chris Vogliano named Fulbright-Semifinalist

Chris Vogliano received his undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Kent State University. Originally from Tallmadge, Ohio, Chris currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand, where he is pursuing a PhD in sustainable food systems. Chris had heard stories of other people who participated in the Fulbright Scholarship and had a fantastic time doing so, which was one motivating factor in his decision to apply; it would also provide him the opportunity to employ the skills he has been working…

Talking SDG 2: Zero Hunger on Wellington Access Radio

Chris Vogliano MS, RD of Forward Eating was featured on Wellington Access Radio alongside registered nutritionist Emmeline Haymes and past-president of the United Nations Association, Joy Dunsheath. This radio hour focused on Sustainable Development Goal #2, Zero Hunger. During this hour we discuss the challenges and opportunities around SDG 2 both in developed and developing countries. SDG #2 - Educating for Social Change

Oregon dietitians educate policy makers on food waste reduction

Every other year, the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts Oregon Legislative Day, where RDNs, NDTRs and dietetic interns across Oregon are invited to meet at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, OR meet with their legislators, communicate the role of RDN/NDTRs and advocate for nutrition-related policy. RDNs advocating for sustainable food systems Using their power in numbers, nutritionists from all over the state congregate for an educational session around public policy and the opportunity to meet with their…

Readers Digest article on GMO foods.

Readers Digest article on GMO foods, quoted below: Wondering what GMOs are and if they're beneficial or pose a threat? Here's what you need to know, and how to tell if a food is genetically modified. What exactly is a GMO? The official USDA definition is “an organism produced through genetic modification.” What does this really mean, though? Strictly speaking, all plant breeding methods, including simple cross breeding, alter a plant’s DNA, notes Erin MacGregor, RD, a dietitian in Toronto. “So all agricultural…

Palm oil is killing the planet. Here’s how you help.

You're likely not reaching for palm oil when making your favorite meal, but you'd be surprised how often we use it in our everyday lives. Palm oil is found in a wide variety of products we use everyday. Goods such as instant noodles, ice cream and even laundry detergent contain palm oil. It's a ubiquitous line item on the list of many ingredient lists. But what is palm oil? Is it healthy for us? Is it okay for the planet?…

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