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What does a sustainable meal look like?

Recent newspaper headlines about the dangers of sugar and the link between processed meats and cancer have brought food, and the way we consume it, into sharp focus. A typical Western diet high in animal protein and heavily processed foods can have damaging consequences both for our own health and for the environment. Our predominantly […]

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(Kung) Food Panda

As we launch our new recipe competition for primary schools, I explore the issues between food and our health and that of the planet plus, what we can do as parent, child or teacher.  Food, it means so much to us. A smell invokes memories. All the important events in our lives, birthdays, Christmas or […]

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Graeme Le Saux battles for the ball against Colombia. World Cup 98, France © Getty Images World Cup

The threat of elimination

Lots of goals, lots of drama on and off the pitch, but very little expectation. That’s whats been happening so far in the World Cup. England never posed enough of a threat to their opposition. But there are other threats in Brazil that need addressing if we’re ever to keep hold of the varied, the […]

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Chopped down Boreal forest near a tar sands mine, Alberta, Canada © GWI / WWF-Canon climate change

Ashley Cooper: 7 images depicting climate change

Photographer Ashley Cooper has spent more than a decade documenting the impacts of climate change. Here, he shares some of his most memorable images, and tells me his thoughts about the problems – and solutions. Tell us what you’ve learned about the planet on your travels I have photographed the impacts of climate change on […]

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Apui cheese, Brazil. Copyright: Richard Perkins / WWF

Trees, beef and cheese in Apuí

Trans-Amazonica; it sounds big right? Anything that can go through the Amazon has got to be immense.  The road cuts 4,000 km across Brazil from the east coast (Atlantic) to its western border – in European terms that’s roughly the distance from Lisbon, Portugal to Moscow, Russia! Its construction in the early 70’s intended to […]

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Our food system is broken – government must help fix it

The recent important report on sustainable food by the Environmental Audit Committee makes some uncomfortable recommendations – such as eating less meat and restricting junk food advertising. It also highlights where the government’s own policies are lacking – like its standards for buying meat and dairy. But these aren’t reasons for putting it in the […]

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