Food

Wild Meat Consumption Leads To Increased Risk Of Zoonotic Diseases: UN

"The capture of wild animals for domestic consumption not only poses a threat to protected migratory species but also significantly increases the risk of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday."

Source: The Hill, 09/16/2021

Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax Oversight

"Shoppers drawn to sustainable, humanely raised meat and dairy products could be forgiven for thinking the nation’s big food companies have turned away from the industrial farming practices that have long dominated American agriculture." "A flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeks to combat what they say is a rise in deceptive marketing by food giants."

 

Source: NYTimes, 09/08/2021
September 14, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and COVID-19: Sept 7 and 14

In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) offer a webinar series, Sep 7 and 14, to hear Indigenous Peoples in Perú, Kenya, India and China discuss resilient food systems.

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September 23, 2021

2021 UN Food Systems Summit

The Summit will take place virtually during the UN General Assembly in NY. Media accreditation deadline is Sep 20. Beginning Sep 6, each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be spotlighted daily to show how food systems play a defining role in achieving the SDGs by 2030; interviewees available.

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September 15, 2021

SEJ Webinar: Food and Farming in a Warming World

Join SEJ Sep 15, ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, for a discussion with policymakers, experts and journalists covering food, farming and climate to discuss the questions, data and story ideas that will engage your editors and your audience. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

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"A Billion Children At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Impacts – UNICEF"

"Report launched with youth activists including Greta Thunberg paints ‘unimaginably dire’ picture"

"Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution, according to a report from UNICEF. The UN agency’s head called the situation “unimaginably dire”.

Source: Guardian, 08/20/2021

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