Category Archives: Sustainable Food

Apr 14 2016

Oxford University Press Blog: Could a tax on animal-based foods improve diet sustainability?

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The global food system is estimated to contribute 30% of total Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this context, the EU has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 40% relative to 1990 levels by 2030 and by 80% by 2050. Apart from the necessary policies of citizen … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2016

Oxford University Press Blog: understanding producers’ motives for adopting sustainable practices

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Why would agricultural producers engage in practices such as conservation, animal welfare, waste management, or organic farming? The literature hints that economic, social, and personal motivations are drivers of adoption. Sustainable practices are welcomed by farmers if there is a … Continue reading

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Oct 5 2015

Grow Dat: phoenix from the floods

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Grow Dat is a community farm in New Orleans, founded in 2011 on the site of a former golf course that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  Jeanne Firth, one of the farm’s founding members, has just started a PhD … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2015

Volunteering opened my eyes and enriched my university experience

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Laura Price’s work as Fundraiser and Student Liaison Co-ordinator for FoodCycle earned her a nomination for LSE’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. FoodCycle LSE was also named LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year at the 2015 LSE Volunteers Awards in the summer term. Organised … Continue reading

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Jul 15 2015

Why does the UK waste more food than any other EU country?

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British households chuck away a staggering 7 million tonnes of mainly edible food and drink each year – but why?  And what can we do to reverse this situation?  Maria Evert, Intern at GreenMatch, finds out… Reportedly, the UK wastes … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2015

Salad Party: Salad at a party?!

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What’s a salad party?  How do you host one?  And is there ever such a thing as too much hummous?  [No, there isn’t. Ed.]  Stephanie Cloots, Projects Support Officer in the LSE Management Department, explains all. While many sceptics balked at … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2015

4 things I learnt during Green Week

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  By Mary Leong, MSc Media and Communications student at LSE. 1. Bees! Someone (commonly mis-attributed to Einstein) famously said that humans wouldn’t survive for much longer if bees died out. Thankfully, LSE Bees is doing its part with four small colonies of European honeybees … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2013

Harvesting LSE’s honey

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Dr Luke Dixon of UrbanBeekeeping.co.uk is LSE’s resident beekeeper.  Here he gives an update on the recent LSE honey harvest. There are honey bees atop the LSE.  There are two hives on the roof of Connaught House on campus, and another … Continue reading

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Sep 4 2013

Garden under siege

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Hayley Reed, the LSE Communications Assistant, grapples with one of the great the dilemmas of the would-be organic gardener:  to spray, or not to spray?  [Disclaimer:  no lots of blackflies were harmed during the making of this blog post…] I … Continue reading

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Aug 14 2013

LSE bees, and the plight of the pollinators

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Dan Reeves, LSE Residences Sustainability Officer, argues that urban beekeeping can help combat the decline in bee numbers, supporting biodiversity and the food chain. Insects are responsible for pollinating around 80% of Europe’s crops, which means that the current decline … Continue reading

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