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Meat-free /

Giving up animal products among the most effective ways to protect the planet

Eating more plants and fewer animal products is the best thing one can do for the planet– that is according to one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses conducted to date.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on climate change and land

The world body responsible for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options, has released its 2019 Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

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Grant Dixon discusses his feature length documentary: The Big Fat Lie

We catch up with New Zealand documentarian Grant Dixon after the Dunedin premiere of his new film, The Big FAT Lie.

Medical Education /

New Systematic Review shows medical students are not supported to provide effective nutrition care

According to a brand new systematic review of 24 studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal, medical students around the world lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide high-quality and effective nutritional care to patients.

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The Sixth Extinction: Critical findings from the WWF's Living Planet Report

"Money talks, and there's very little money in promoting eating brocoli or going for a walk, despite them being much more effective."

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New Zealand research highlights the health and climate co-benefits of plant-based diets
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Food procurement /

Revised government
procurement rules must consider food-system sustainability:
Our submission

The New Zealand government's procurement rules are being revised for the first time since their inception in 2013.

Climate policy /

New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill must be stronger on methane:Our Submission

Proposed methane targets are inadequate and pose too great of a risk. New Zealand must show leadership on the international stage.

New Zealand research /

Jono Drew explains how a plant-based diet can protect the planet, improve health, and reduce healthcare costs

Proposed methane targets are inadequate and pose too great of a risk. New Zealand must show leadership on the international stage.

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Photo montage from our local school strike for climate: Dunedin, New Zealand

This past week we took part in the Dunedin Climate Strike, which drew a large crowd of all ages. The energy was great!

Before the Select Committee /

Zero Carbon Bill: Methane targets rely on technologies that 'have limited realistic potential'

This post is a transcript of our oral submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which we delivered to members of the select committee on September 9th, 2019.

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New Zealand's first food emissions database: Which foods are the most climate-polluting?

With the publication of a new analysis we can now see how different foods in New Zealand compare with one another in terms of their impact on the climate.

Sustainable healthcare /
Dietitians NZ response to Ministry guideline to reduce meat and dairy in hospitals concerning

Sustainable guidelines /
Eating in the Anthropocene: The need for a radical global food transition

The global syndemic /
Interlinked triple pandemics of obesity, undernutrition & climate change pose grave threat

Sustainable guidelines /
Which countries include sustainability in their dietary guidelines?

Sustainable healthcare / Canada's new plant-focussed Food Guide ditches the dairy & includes sustainability

The Sixth Extinction /
Biodiversity in Crisis: Agriculture & Over-Exploitation the Biggest Threats

Emissions Gap Report /
Global ambition to curb the climate crisis only one-fifth of what is necessary

Food systems /
Broken food system 'failing humanity' and accelerating climate change

Climate policy /

New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill must be stronger on methane:
Our Submission

Proposed methane targets are inadequate and pose too great of a risk. New Zealand must show leadership on the international stage.

Big Food /

The Powers That Be: What's Preventing the Great Inter-generational Food Transformation?

Just how such a massive and unprecedented transition will occur remains subject to debate, although what is more clear is that certain power structures that pervade society are preventing this crisis being addressed with the urgency that it demands.

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Sustainable healthcare /
Medical Assurance Society's article on a 'plant-based future' is confusing

Cobenefits of change /
Analysis reveals the healt, climate, and economic triple benefit possible via global dietary change

Industry influence /
How food, beverage, alcohol and gambling industries work to create confusion

Organic food /
Clean eating: Are organic foods our best best? What does the evidence  say?