Category Archives: environment

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…and then some.

The Good Remember that scene in American Beauty when the intense, borderline-creepy, documentarian-obsessed teen is showing his girlfriend a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind, and marvels about how beautiful it is? He says: “… And I … Continue reading

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Dealing with Fragility and Conflict: The importance of resilient food systems

One of the great dilemmas of our time is how we will secure and provide plentiful, healthy and nutritious food for all, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable and safe manner while addressing the co-existing double burden of … Continue reading

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My little anthro experiment

For the last two months, we have been traveling in Asia: first Indonesia, Malaysia, then India and Nepal. Funny, I always thought I was more of a nutrition specialist focusing on east Africa, but these days, my effort sits in … Continue reading

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Addressing chronic malnutrition through multi-sectoral, sustainable approaches

My colleague Kris and I just published a paper in Frontiers in Nutrition. The paper examines the chronic undernutrition in children, also known as stunting and what interventions and approaches could be instituted to tackle it. Sadly, there are currently … Continue reading

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Forget “From Farm to Fork”! What about “From Farm to Flush”? Visuals not included.

The overly used motto, “from farm to fork” often refers to the idea of thinking more holistically about where our food comes from, how it is processed and how we cook and consume it. Or put more simply, what is … Continue reading

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Get your econutrition on

What the hell is “econutrition” one might ask? Well, it can be whatever you want it to be. In the Food and Nutrition Bulletin, a supplement was released on this very topic. Econutrition is defined as “Econutrition integrates environmental health … Continue reading

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Oxfam digs deep into the global food system

Oxfam has just launched a new campaign called “GROW“. The report is quite good and calls for some major changes in how our ‘broken’ global food system could be repaired. They propose some solutions and criticisms about land grabbing, GMOs, … Continue reading

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