More can be done to reduce food waste

The variety of terms such as “best before”, “sell by”, “eat by”, “expires on” need simplification and tailoring to regional contexts to help reduce food waste. Photo: mnplatypus / Pixabay

Of: Alexandru Mocanu

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is calling for halving the global food waste. Although high-income economies are generally assumed to display more wasteful patterns, food waste hits the Global South the hardest.

April 26, 2021, Chronicle, English, Magazine

A fair climate change requires food sovereignty

Of: Fanny Skarborg Butler and Lynn Rabe

World food consumption today accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and Sweden must switch to agriculture, but the opposite is happening at EU level. We need a policy that supports a sustainable and fair conversion of the agricultural system for food sovereignty, write Fanny Skarborg Butler and Linn Rabe from Framtidsjorden.

April 6, 2021, Debate

As a Stockholmer, I have to learn from the world's small farmers

It is with the world's small farmers that the sustainable solutions exist, not with city dwellers like myself, writes guest columnist Joakim Billtén. Photo: Piqsels and CIAT (CC BY-SA)

Of: Joakim Billtén

As I grew up in a city like Stockholm, I have been gifted with a lack of feeling for where food actually comes from. As a youngster and until today, I have thought that the food actually comes from the grocery store, from a small field somewhere under the store. But of course that is not the case. When I started my internship at […]

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February 25, 2020, Guest chronicle

Colombian peace is threatened by Swedish meat consumption

When we eat beef in Sweden, it affects the possibilities for a lasting peace in Colombia, says researcher Jairo Restrepo.

Of: Lydia Källberg Normark

There is a link between Swedish meat consumption and a lack of security in Colombia. That is the opinion of Colombian researcher Jairo Restrepo. The global food system with a focus on exports and large-scale is in the way of a fair distribution of resources - and thus a sustainable peace in Colombia.

January 16, 2020, Interview

Feelings of guilt do not create decent working conditions

It is easy to feel guilty when the workers who produced our food receive extremely low wages. But guilt does not solve any problems, writes Vsevolod Lukashenok. Photo: Bernadette Wurzinger, Pixabay

Of: Vsevolod Lukashenok

In mid-October, the global aid organization Oxfam launched a campaign for decent working conditions in the food industry. The campaign had a simple and clear structure - to serve a three-course meal for only 2 kroner. The price corresponds to the sum that the workers who have grown and picked the raw materials receive for the food served. "The world's most unfair restaurant" was Oxfam's slogan […]

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November 11, 2019, Chronicle

What do you know about those who produce your food?

Many of the workers who produce our food earn so little that they themselves cannot afford to eat. In addition, many suffer from diseases after spraying crops without protective equipment. Rice plantations are sprayed here.

Of: Elin Williams

Have you bought coffee, rice or crushed tomatoes in the last week? Maybe avocado, tea or bananas? Me too. You do, of course. We live in a time where many of us attach great importance to what we eat. We know how to eat healthy, climate-smart and good. How to make a healthy brunch or […]

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November 8, 2019, Guest chronicle