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NEW PAPER: From synergies to trade-offs in food security and biodiversity conservation

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
BY JAN HANSPACH Some time ago, we had invited to participate in a survey on food security and biodiversity conservation on this blog. After some months of data analysis, write-up, rejections and revisions, we…

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Empathy: The cutting edge of sustainability science?

Originally posted on Leverage Points for Sustainability Transformation:
By Rebecca Freeth I’ve been interested in the Resilience Alliance for many years. I’ve been impressed by the coherence of their conceptual work. This has been a luminous example of natural and…

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Paper recommendation: Local food sovereignty for global food security

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Joern Fischer I’d like to recommend a new paper by my colleagues Julia Leventon and Josefine Laudan. Leventon, J. and Laudan, J. (2017). Local food sovereignty for global food security? Highlighting interplay challenges.…

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More on the importance of empathy & reciprocity for scientists who want to have real impact

A momentary break from all things #BTEHbook (Buy My Book!) to quote this excerpt from Rantala et al., “How to Earn the Status of Honest Broker? Scientists’ Roles Facilitating the Political Water Supply Decision-Making Process” (2017): We found trust building as … Continue reading

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Is the movie Food Evolution propaganda? Yes. But wait, there’s more.

Last month, I was one of the signers of an open letter about the movie Food Evolution, and how it was not an adequate representation of the debates around GM (Genetically-Modified) crops. And boy has that letter provoked a reaction! A … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Bias, Biotechnolog/GM agriculture, Media Criticism, Open Letters

Red Earth, brought to you by #BTEHbook Friday

Originally posted on Farming Pathogens:
They lived like monkeys still, while their new god powers lay around them in the weeds. ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars For a column to be published on Earth Day, the day of the…

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Land reform FTW: #BTEHbook Friday, more good sh#t from the cutting room floor

Because I care, here is a Friday #BTEHbook update on my forthcoming book, Beginning to End Hunger, despite the fact that I’m technically still on holiday this week! (For new readers, #BTEHbook presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to … Continue reading

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#BTEHbook Friday: Frances Moore Lappé’s piece on Belo Horizonte: “The city that ended hunger”

It’s been a busy week for me here at Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience and so this week’s #BTEHbook tie-in (for the forthcoming Beginning to End Hunger) is a reprinting of Frances Moore Lappé’s 2009 piece, The city that ended … Continue reading

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What do you do when 20% of the population causes 80% of its problems? Possibly nothing.

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
Avshalom Caspi and colleagues have used the 45-year ‘Dunedin’ study in New Zealand to identify the ‘large economic burden’ associated with ‘a small segment of the population’. They don’t quite achieve…

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What is Policy?

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
(you can stream the podcast here or right click and save this link) The first thing we do when studying public policy is to try to define it – as, for…

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