One potentially high-impact but low-cost strategy to help consumers shift their diets to be better for the planet is changing the language used to describe food. However, more research is needed to reveal the potential of improved language to drive consumption of plant-based foods. This report summarizes expert perspectives on key research questions into how language can impact consumer choices around plant-based foods.
Satellite and other data reveal where restoring degraded landscapes could help improve food security in Malawi.
By implementing relatively simple solutions, hotels can cut food waste and achieve dramatic savings. Here's a menu of options on how to move past business-as-usual to a more efficient approach.
Blending mushrooms into burgers improves their taste while lowering emissions, saving water and reducing land demand.
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.
Can the nations of the world slash global food loss and waste by 2030? The answer is yes―but only if we set ambitious targets and take action now.
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.
To achieve radical reductions in food loss and waste, governments and businesses need to act now. A new report from the Champions 12.3 coalition reviews progress to date on meeting Target 12.3 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Champions 12.3 hosted a major event that assessed global progress toward SDG Target 12.3 on food loss and waste, announced landmark developments and set forth a pathway to cutting in half the more than 1 billion tons of food that goes uneaten each year. This event coincided with the 72nd UN General Assembly and Climate Week.
Linda Bacon, a researcher and former Mars, Inc. strategist, looked at how restaurants can increase sales of vegetarian dishes through better menu placement. Her findings could help shift diets toward more sustainable options.
We're alienated from our food system, and that means we don't appreciate what we eat. Here's how to reverse the trend.
Daniel Vennard chats about the work of the Better Buying Lab in working with consumers and producers to shift diets towards healthier, more ecologically sound foods.
The current terminology used to describe plant-based dining options is less than appetizing. Some food marketers are changing the narrative.
For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
Today, World Resources Institute and 11 partners announced the launch of Further With Food: Center for Food Loss and Waste Solutions an online hub to exchange information and solutions that can help realize the United States’ goal of cutting food waste 50 percent by 2030.
Last year brought huge political shocks to the environment and development communities. During WRI’s Annual Stories to Watch event, Andrew Steer highlighted how these trends may affect U.S. and international climate policy, business and investment, global energy markets and more this year.
WRI experts explain how reducing food waste, getting creative with leftovers and embracing plant-based foods can lower your environmental impact this Turkey Day.
In an episode of Years of Living Dangerously, Gisele Bündchen and Andrew Steer reveal that producing meat and dairy makes up almost 85 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from the American diet. Shifting to more plant-based foods can make a big impact.
Welcome to the Anthropocene, an era built on centuries of economic growth, In the 50 years before this new age, the human economic footprint grew faster in terms of GDP than at any time in recorded history. By the year 2100, it could grow to Bigfoot proportions, severely straining the global commons we all depend upon. Now it's time to tame Bigfoot. Andrew Steer explains.
The UK reduced its food loss and waste by an impressive 21 percent. In a new podcast, WRI's Liz Goodwin explains what families, companies and governments around the world can learn from the UK's success.