Will ‘Team Juncker’ help build a sustainable European food system?

October 27th 2014

The LiveWell for LIFE project continues to engage with EU decision makers to build support for a healthier and more sustainable European food system. Clear policies are needed to achieve this; will the new Commission take a lead? On 22 October, after weeks of intense political discussion between the European Parliament and the proposed incoming… read more

Why a healthy, sustainable me is as easy as 1-2-3

October 16th 2014

As we celebrate World Food Day, let’s look at the reasons for having a healthy, sustainable diet in three easy steps. We’re all part of the global food system. The food choices I make are linked to the activities and choices available to the world’s family farmers who are at the core of this system…. read more

Eating our way to a healthy planet

October 13th 2014

At a time when European eating habits are responsible for around 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions related to consumption1, eating to reduce our impact is a simple yet powerful solution. In a country such as Switzerland, eating three climate-friendly meals per week can halve the CO2 emitted each year2. This accounts for one tonne… read more

Pick of the bunch – my favourite food blogs

October 6th 2014

September has drawn to an end and autumn is truly upon us. In the coming months, the LiveWell team will be busy finalising the project’s recommendations which we’ll share with you at our conference in Brussels 11 December. This promises to be an interactive, fun and tasteful event! You can join us via Twitter on… read more

Asking the right questions to promote a healthy diet

September 25th 2014

…food is more than itself. It is not everything, but it is touched by almost everything: memory, weather, dirt, hunger, chemistry, the universe…It is identity, and culture, and history. It is science, and nature, and botany. It is the earth. It is our family, our philosophy, our past. It is the most important matter in… read more

UN climate summit: initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

September 22nd 2014

Tomorrow 23 September, more than 120 Heads of State and Government, finance, business, and civil society will be attending a very special one-day Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the summit strives to generate political will toward a meaningful universal climate agreement in 2015. The objective… read more

Can the public sector do sustainable procurement?

September 15th 2014

The supply chains of the major supermarkets are under near constant scrutiny by the media, NGOs and consumers. Rightly so, as between them, the ‘big 4’ – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – account for around 75% of UK grocery sales. But in the scramble to hold supermarkets to account for their purchasing practices, the… read more

Getting politicians to commit to sustainable food for all

September 8th 2014

Sustainable food is on the Swedish political agenda. So, as Sweden prepares for the general election on 14 September, WWF Sweden took the opportunity to ask all the political parties three questions related to food. Their answers were captured in our “Panda ranking” which has been available on our website since mid-August. The Panda ranking… read more

August food blogs for thought

September 1st 2014

As the summer reaches to an end, the LiveWell team is happily looking forward to a busy autumn. We will be preparing for the LiveWell final conference, which will take place in Brussels on December 11 2014. There, we will present our recipe for the adoption of sustainable diets at EU and national level: LiveWell final… read more