Category Archives: biodiversity

The Ethics of Eating

“Food makes philosophers of us all.” Food is an essential aspect of human function, existence and experience. The idea that “you are what you eat” has some truth to it: our food choices define who we have been, who we … Continue reading

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New Book Release! Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Food Security

With some of my Bioversity colleagues, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, and colleague/chef Federico Mattei, we edited a new book entitled “Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health.” The book is part of the Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series … Continue reading

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Business case for Sustainable Diets

This is a repost from the Guardian’s Sustainable Business Blog. See original post here. Making the business case for sustainable food Scrutinising the issues around diet, disease and poverty will allow us to make informed choices about how to tackle … Continue reading

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Beautiful Biodiversity Books

There are so many beautiful books out there but two that stand out on biodiversity are FAO’s Gardens of Biodiversity and Slow Food’s Almanac 2012. Both are downloadable as PDFs here and here. Not only should we use biodiversity, so … Continue reading

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Nutrition: A Critical Element for People, Food and Nature

Original post on the Landscapes Blog for People, Food and Nature. When we think of food production, ecosystem health, and human wellbeing, one crucial element is often not mentioned: nutrition. Nutrition is everyone’s business and no one’s responsibility, as the … Continue reading

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Farming Matters: Regional Food Systems

The new issue of Farming Matters issue is out with Regional Food Systems focus. Check it out here.

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Nutritious and Underutilized Species fact sheets

The term “NUS” – Neglected and Underutilized Species- refers to a category of non-commodity cultivated and wild plant species, which are part of a large agrobiodiversity portfolio today falling into disuse for a variety of agronomic, genetic, economic, social and … Continue reading

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