Sam Kass, the ex-White House chef talks about his fight for a sustainable food system

Sam Kass, the ex-White House chef talks about his fight for a sustainable food system

Sam Kass has been close to the Obama family for over a decade, starting as their chef in 2005. His commitment to promoting healthy eating and a more sustainable food system – which causes fewer emissions and less deforestation, therefore contributing to climate change mitigation – has found a perfect fit with the former president’s and especially First Lady

India, tribal women are leading the conversion to organic agriculture

India, tribal women are leading the conversion to organic agriculture

The future scenario of the global food system is a matter of worry for experts and the scientific community because of the vulnerability of agriculture to the impacts of global warming. It is estimated that agricultural productivity will decline 15 to 30 per cent by 2080 in the developing regions most subject to climate change – Africa, South Asia and Central America. For some

Edie Mukiibi. We need to go back to the soil to move forward

Edie Mukiibi. We need to go back to the soil to move forward

Recovering a sustainable use of the soil is essential for our future, and that of biodiversity. During his Italian visit in occasion of the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan we talked to Edward Mukiibi, Vice President at Slow Food International and Coordinator of Slow Food Uganda Activities. Mukiibi is an agronomist born and raised

The world’s 7 most beautiful solar farms

The world’s 7 most beautiful solar farms

Solar farms are architectural and engineering masterpieces that aren’t only functional but can also be beautiful. They can thus become tourist attractions, creating jobs and boosting the clean energy economy, as well as satellite activities. Here are some of the boldest and most beautiful projects that combine the drive towards green energy with respect for the environment. Disney solar farm

What Barack Obama said on food and climate during his visit to Italy

What Barack Obama said on food and climate during his visit to Italy

A more relaxed Barack Obama (than the one who tried in vain to bring Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton to win the US presidential election last autumn) got up on the stage of the Future Room at the Seeds&Chips Summit in Milan, Italy, to talk about food, innovation and especially climate – the link of the

AXA Investment Managers divests 165 million euros from coal

AXA Investment Managers divests 165 million euros from coal

AXA Investment Managers, a France-based investment service provider, has pledged to divest 165 million euros (175 million dollars) of its fixed-income portfolios and 12 million euros (13 million euros) of equities portfolios as a result of its new coal policy. It announced that it won’t invest in companies that derive more than 50 per cent of their

Plant based alternatives attract investment from meat producers

Plant based alternatives attract investment from meat producers

Plant based foods are ones in which ingredients aren’t derived from animals. As well as vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds, the trend in the growth of “fake” meats and plant based milks provides even more options for those seeking alternatives to meat and dairy consumption. These act as substitutes to meat and dairy by imitating animal