FOOD AND THE PLANET
To grow food natural resources and energy are needed. Therefore, what we eat has an impact on our planet. Let’s see how.
Macambo as a solution. Chapter 1: The proposal
It is discouraging to see how the Amazon is being destroyed due to the need for the governments of the Amazonian countries to obtain money to improve the quality of … Continue reading “Macambo as a solution. Chapter 1: The proposal “
Nature, Agriculture and Respect
After oxygen and water, food is what keeps us living and healthy however, some types of foods are better than others with the best type being “true food”. But which … Continue reading “Nature, Agriculture and Respect”
A history of composting
A curious man enters one of the orchards of the Segantini Park and finds Sergio and Luca. He’s Junior, a young man who is passionate about the land and eager … Continue reading “A history of composting”
The sweet buzz
What is a beekeeper doing in downtown Milan? It’s a Monday in late March, it’s warm. In the Segantini Park, among the trees within the naturalist area, green with the … Continue reading “The sweet buzz”
Natural resourses: LIMITED!
As we saw in post 2, to produce food, natural resources (air, water, soil, biodiversity) and energy are needed. Food production is just one of the many human activities that … Continue reading “Natural resourses: LIMITED!”
Sustainability, food and environmental justice: how they are all connected
Everybody likes to talk about sustainability, nowadays. But, what does it mean, sustainability? In very broad terms, the sustainability discourse builds on the assumption that we live in a closed … Continue reading “Sustainability, food and environmental justice: how they are all connected”
Health, Food and Biodiversity: INSEPARABLE
As Hippocrates, the father of medicine, already stated ca. 460 BC, …”Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine your food”… our health is directly related to the food we … Continue reading “Health, Food and Biodiversity: INSEPARABLE”
V.I.S. (Very Important Soil)
In post 2, we saw that to produce food we need energy, soil, water and biodiversity. So now, let’s talk about soil! Soil is a very complex natural resource. It … Continue reading “V.I.S. (Very Important Soil)”
Agriculture and climate change
As you saw on the previous posts (put link to post2 and 3), all agricultural activities need air, water, soil and biodiversity, and therefore have an impact on the planet. … Continue reading “Agriculture and climate change”
Food for all: mission impossible?
One of the greatest feats of our time is to guarantee the food security on the planet. According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): “Food security … Continue reading “Food for all: mission impossible?”
Food Wastage and Its Impact on the Health of the Planet
One third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year (FAOs estimation (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)). This is approximately 1.3 billion … Continue reading “Food Wastage and Its Impact on the Health of the Planet”
Fundación Centro Experimental Las Gaviotas
Colombian Foundation that designs renewable energy tools while promoting social wellbeing and ecological sustainability.
All Eyes on the Amazon
Innovative program to support Indigenous People and local communities in their fight against deforestation.
Complete speech by Severn Cullis-Suzuki, climate activist, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Earth from Space by Discovery Channel
Film that shows the earth from space and the forces and processes that sustain life on our planet.
Soils for food security and climate by 4 per 1000
Short film that illustrates why it is important that we care about the ground.
Food for thought by National Geographic
Short film that illustrates the impact of the current food system.
Re-thinking Progress by Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Short film that illustrates the meaning of circular economy.
21st-century-agriculture by George Steinmetz
Photographic investigation showing the impact of intensive agriculture.
Hungry Planet and What I Eat by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
Photographic investigation on food habits and traditions of people around the world.
Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
Network of cities around the world, working together and sharing knowledge to build resilient and sustainable cities.
The Huaraz Case
Lawsuit filed by Saúl Luciano Lliuya, a Peruvian mountain guide from Huaraz against the German energy company RWE.
Juliana versus USA
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez explains the meaning of the lawsuit “Juliana vs. the United States of America”.
Full speech by Greta Thunberg, climate activist, at the UN Conference on Climate Change COP24.
Organization that sustainably collects/commercializes Brazil Nut, uniting 10 indigenous communities in the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve in Peru.
Foundation addressing local needs through economically viable, culturally feasible, socially fair and ecologically sustainable activities in rural communities in Sri Lanka.
4 per 1000
Initiative that promotes climate change mitigation, through the increase in soil organic carbon (0.4%) in the top of agricultural soils.
Food Climate Research Network
Awareness and connection network to understand and build sustainable food systems.
Nigerian online platform that fights poverty and at the same time combats the waste of packaged food.
Portuguese movement where volunteers collect surplus food from restaurants and take them to people in need.
Brazilian NGO, which works to improve social inequality, nutritional education, eliminate food waste and create jobs.
Electricity free mobile refrigerator to keep food fresher, longer using only sun and water.
Movement fostering positive stories to strength socio-environmental causes, build partnerships and co-create campaigns with other groups around the world.
Lexicon of Food
Online encyclopedia that explains the meaning of sustainable foods, term by term, telling stories and showing great videos.
Global Footprint Network
Organization that develops and promotes tools that measure the amount of resources we use and how much we have.
Movement that promotes skipping meat one day a week to promote human health and protect the environment.
Movement that encourages to reduce consumption of animal products to promote human and environmental health.
Sustainable Development Goals
Call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
Nonoy and the Sea Monster by WWF Austria
Video that shows the impact of intensive fishery on local communities.
Five-step plan to Feed the World proposed by National Geographic
How to double food availability while reducing the environmental damage caused by agriculture.