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Reimagining food supply

Reimagining food supply

Food security is not a thing many people in developed countries have ever had to worry about. Highly productive, integrated and specialised supply chains have delivered abundant supplies of food to consumers through increasingly concentrated retailers at cheap prices....

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Winning the war on waste

Winning the war on waste

While there’s lots of hype in the media about changing diets to save the environment, another less sexy reform for the food system remains an imperative – cutting food waste. Halving food waste by 2030 is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving that...

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Driving to neutral

Driving to neutral

The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo) has launched the “Australia’s first certified carbon-neutral beef”. Five Founders is the first branded beef product for NAPCo and has been given carbon neutral accreditation based on Australian Government criteria. NAPCo...

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Regenerative ag: a saviour?

Regenerative ag: a saviour?

There’s a new label in town when it comes to differentiating farming methods and products: regenerative farming. General Mills recently revealed plans to start using regenerative practice on a million acres. “Regenerative agriculture practices are a key way to improve...

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A circular revolution?

A circular revolution?

In a world with a growing population and limited resources available to feed everyone, a report by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation concludes that circular economy principles are the best way forward. Presented at the World Economic Forum, the report revealed that...

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China leading in sustainability?

China leading in sustainability?

It’s not often we hear a good news story about the environment from China, but a report published in Nature highlights the significant progress the world’s most populous country has made. A review of 16 programs designed to improve the sustainability of the rural...

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Making beef more climate-friendly

Making beef more climate-friendly

Yale University researcher Eric Toensmeier has been investigating the most effective ways to capture carbon dioxide for more than a decade. His work for Project Drawdown has involved modelling the impacts of 23 land-based climate solutions. Somewhat surprisingly,...

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Coffee chains deal with waste

Coffee chains deal with waste

Coffee cups represent a significant challenge for waste reduction efforts around the world. It’s estimated that Australians use more than 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. Globally the figure is a staggering 600 billion paper and plastic cups. While many...

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Removing animals from ag

Removing animals from ag

When discussions turn toward reducing agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions, less livestock and moving toward a plant-based diet is the common wisdom. However, perhaps eliminating livestock altogether – as some activist groups would argue perhaps not the optimal...

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