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It’s scary to see how fragile our food system has become.

These empty shelves at the Lerwick Tesco this evening are the result of just a few days’ disruption in our food supply.

Shetland hasn’t had cargo from the UK mainland for 3 days and the supermarkets feel like ghost towns. There were no green vegetables apart from this one manky cabbage.

2/ Empty shelves in the fruit and vegetables section of Lerwick
But these scenes belie the fact that Shetland’s food system used to -and could easily again be -far more resilient.

Local shops in Shetland have a business model that relies far less heavily on the pursuit of profit, and much more on the value of serving the community.

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These options advance SDGs but have trade-offs too.
#Enablers: #Awareness and educational programs (#SDG4 and #SDG12), technological solutions/#innovation (#SDG9), innovative #policy designs (#SDG16), involvement of multiple #socialactors (#SDG17)

92 Interventions are identified from 1000+ literature that helps to #Avoid or #Shift or #Improve in emissions.

#foodwaste reduction- 34 interventions: 10 Avoid, 10 Shift, 14 Improve

sustainable #dietary choices- 58 interventions: 15 Avoid, 7 Shift, 36 Improve
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The world is passing through a strange situation brought upon by the fear of the #COVIDー19 Most of us are unaware of what it actually means but it has generated a high level of crazy speculation, #stress resulting into a rise in #depression.There is a global #lockdown ImageImageImage
Chelsea reminded that she could share her stories despite being in lockdown and, with her, we had a thrilling journey of erstwhile #Mewar Read more on:…
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This article has been making the rounds:….

And we’ve noticed it being used to shut down discussion about the societal and environmental benefits of eating #localfood - so we did some digging below the controversial headline.
The article cites (among other things) a study comparing growing lettuce in the UK during winter to importing it from Spain (where it’s still in season). Growing out-of-season food is often energy-intensive and this naturally makes a local diet look bad. But…
A local diet isn’t just about eating what you can BUY locally; it’s about eating what can naturally GROW locally. If one were to compare local in-season food vs imported food of the same type, the results would look very different.
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Reporting at a seed bank for native and ancient plants today ... #biodiversity
Just a reminder that healthy ecosystems and landscapes support insect diversity.
... and #pollinators
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