Food

September 14, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and COVID-19: Sept 7 and 14

In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) offer a webinar series, Sep 7 and 14, to hear Indigenous Peoples in Perú, Kenya, India and China discuss resilient food systems.

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September 23, 2021

2021 UN Food Systems Summit

The Summit will take place virtually during the UN General Assembly in NY. Media accreditation deadline is Sep 20. Beginning Sep 6, each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be spotlighted daily to show how food systems play a defining role in achieving the SDGs by 2030; interviewees available.

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September 15, 2021

SEJ Webinar: Food and Farming in a Warming World

Join SEJ Sep 15, ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, for a discussion with policymakers, experts and journalists covering food, farming and climate to discuss the questions, data and story ideas that will engage your editors and your audience. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

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"A Billion Children At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Impacts – UNICEF"

"Report launched with youth activists including Greta Thunberg paints ‘unimaginably dire’ picture"

"Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution, according to a report from UNICEF. The UN agency’s head called the situation “unimaginably dire”.

Source: Guardian, 08/20/2021

"Manufacturers Make PFAS-Free Food Packaging Recipe Available To All"

"Two American manufacturers unveiled a new recipe on Thursday for PFAS and plastics-free packaging for everything from burgers to salads, in a bid to make takeout food more sustainable and safer for consumers. While the companies—Zume and Solenis—are not the first to design a grease-resistant, PFAS-free food container, this is the first time that manufacturers have open-sourced such packaging technology."

Source: EHN, 08/13/2021

Address Risky Human Activities Now Or Face New Pandemics: Scientists

"Globally, numerous infectious diseases are being transmitted between wildlife, livestock and humans at escalating rates, including outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, dengue, HIV and others, as the threat of new emergent zoonotic diseases grows ever greater. The cost is huge in lives lost and ruined economies. The driver: human activities, particularly intrusion into wild landscapes and eating and trading wild animals."

Source: Mongabay, 08/06/2021

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