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Cocoa, Coffee, and Cocaine: A Bitter-Sweet Future for Farmers in Colombia
Article Human Stories

Cocoa, Coffee, and Cocaine: A Bitter-Sweet Future for Farmers in Colombia

Sunny Chen

Coca, once used in the original Coca-Cola recipe in 1886, has impacted Colombia since the industry…

Is Polyculture The Key To Food Security?
Article Earth First

Is Polyculture The Key To Food Security?

Rachel Bailleau

Growing a single crop over vast amounts of land has become the norm. But in the face of a…

Crops That Feed The World | Maize
Article History & Culture

Crops That Feed The World | Maize

Madhura Rao

Sin maíz no hay país – without maize, there is no country – is a popular slogan from a Mexican…

Seafood Fraud in The Supply Chain
Article Earth First

Seafood Fraud in The Supply Chain

Silvia Lazzaris

It might be easy to recognise a chicken from a pigeon, but it’s not that easy when it comes to…

Food Banks | Are They Beneficial to Society?
Article Human Stories

Food Banks | Are They Beneficial to Society?

Madhura Rao, Dr Alie de Boer

In most European countries, the government protects the economic and social wellbeing of its…

Food and Place | Does Where You Live Influence Your Eating Habits?
Article Human Stories

Food and Place | Does Where You Live Influence Your Eating Habits?

Luke Cridland

Where food is sold is not decided randomly, and many factors go into determining where you can buy…

Who Pays the Price of Food Inflation?
Article Human Stories

Who Pays the Price of Food Inflation?

Aran Shaunak

I don’t need to tell you that we’re in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis. The food…

Short Food Supply Chains: Limitations of Law
Article Human Stories

Short Food Supply Chains: Limitations of Law

Dr Mirta Alessandrini

Short food supply chains represent a great opportunity to support the shift towards more…

The Problem with Seafood Supply Chains
Article Human Stories

The Problem with Seafood Supply Chains

Jane Alice Liu, Margaux Friocourt

What are the biggest problems in our seafood supply chains? What are the driving forces behind these…

Supply Chain Law | Lessons from Germany
Article Human Stories

Supply Chain Law | Lessons from Germany

Katharina Kropshofer

Germany will introduce a law obliging companies to take responsibility for what happens along their…

Ocean Transportation: What It Takes To Ship Our Food
Article Human Stories

Ocean Transportation: What It Takes To Ship Our Food

Jane Alice Liu

Ocean transportation underpins the majority of global trade, with around 80 percent of our goods…

What does ‘local’ really mean?
Article Human Stories

What does ‘local’ really mean?

Marie Lödige

Eating local, or buying local products is becoming more and more ingrained into our everyday life.…

Tony’s Chocolonely: More Than Just Chocolate
Article Human Stories

Tony’s Chocolonely: More Than Just Chocolate

Jane Alice Liu, Paul Schoenmakers

Tony's Chocolonely isn't your average chocolate company. Behind each of their chocolate bars is a…

How Fairtrade Impacts the West African Cocoa Industry | Ask the Expert
Article Human Stories

How Fairtrade Impacts the West African Cocoa Industry | Ask the Expert

Marieke van Schoonhoven

Cocoa farmers are terribly underpaid in West Africa. The majority of farmers in Ghana and Côte…

Does Fairtrade Really Work?
Article Human Stories

Does Fairtrade Really Work?

Jane Alice Liu

The Fairtrade certification system was created to support and empower marginalised small-scale…

Fairtrade Certification | How Does Fairtrade Work?
Article Human Stories

Fairtrade Certification | How Does Fairtrade Work?

Jane Alice Liu

In low-income regions, small-scale agriculture is the biggest source of income, job security and…

Imported Organic Food | Do They Meet EU Organic Standards?
Article Human Stories

Imported Organic Food | Do They Meet EU Organic Standards?

Kevin Thellmann, Michael Bregler

How much of the organic food supply in the EU is imported? Are the high European standards for…

How is Vanilla Grown?
Article Human Stories

How is Vanilla Grown?

Samanta Oon

Sometimes called "the queen of spices", vanilla is commonly used for its sweet flavour and floral…

How Digitalisation Improves Aquaculture Management
Article Human Stories

How Digitalisation Improves Aquaculture Management

Oliver Fredriksson, Natalie Brennan

You've probably heard of forecasting in the context of weather, but it can also help modernize…

Farmed Fish | The ASC Certification Label | Buying Sustainable Aquaculture
Article Human Stories

Farmed Fish | The ASC Certification Label | Buying Sustainable Aquaculture

Jessica Tengvall

Have you ever spotted a light green ASC label on various seafood products? The ASC label manages…

Blockchain In Agriculture | Digitalising The Food System
Article Earth First

Blockchain In Agriculture | Digitalising The Food System

Luke Cridland

Was this food ethically sourced? Was it made using sustainable practices? How did it get here? These…

Coronavirus Lockdown Challenges Farmers & Food Supplies
Article Human Stories

Coronavirus Lockdown Challenges Farmers & Food Supplies

Aran Shaunak

During the ongoing coronavirus crisis, governments across Western Europe have been keen to stress…

COVID-19: An Opportunity To Change The Global Food System? | Opinion
Article Human Stories

COVID-19: An Opportunity To Change The Global Food System? | Opinion

Silvia Lazzaris

I haven’t bought food from supermarkets, in person or on their websites, in four weeks.…

Sustainable Fisheries | The MSC Label
Article Earth First

Sustainable Fisheries | The MSC Label

Jessica Tengvall

Have you ever noticed the little blue logo on some fish products and wondered what the three letters…

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