Daniel Vennard, director of the Better Buying Lab in WRI's Food Program, discusses the link between his work and social marketing, how your brain models taste while you're ordering and why "vegetarian" and "vegan" might not be the language that shifts the majority of the population to more sustainable diets.
creating a sustainable food future
Food and energy systems are behind most of the world's environmental problems. Achieving sustainability in these fields should be the focus of the environmental movement.
Here's some food for thought: We actually can feed almost ten billion people by 2050, but only if we start changing the way we grow and eat our food.
There are a lot of misconceptions swirling about beef—its environmental impacts, how it's produced and whether or how much to eat. We examined the latest research to separate myth from fact.
Can we feed the world without destroying it? New research reveals 22 steps to a sustainable food future.
A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050
By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? The synthesis report of the World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of...
How can we feed the world without destroying it? On a press call November 29, experts will preview the findings of a new WRI report on the future of food and agriculture.
While 2017 was a banner year for plant-based eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts 2018 will be a year when Americans eat a record amount of meat. There's more to the story: the mix of meats in the U.S. diet has been shifting away from beef and toward chicken for decades.
In a world that expects to welcome another 3 billion people to the middle class in the new few decades, eating more sustainably will be key. Two simple rules of thumb: eat fewer animal-based foods and waste less.