Food Tech, Climate Change, SDG's, & Alternative Proteins

ESSENTIAL READING

Climate Action and Sustainable Development are Inseparable http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/climate-action-and-sustainable-development-are-inseparable/

This Is the Beginning of the End of the Beef Industry https://www.outsideonline.com/2399736/impossible-foods-beyond-meat-alt-meat

Plant-Based Diet Could Help Fight Climate Change Says New UN Report https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/report-climate-change-plant-based-diet

We Must Change Food Production to Save the World https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/03/ipcc-land-use-food-production-key-to-climate-crisis-leaked-report

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy https://time.com/5652178/pea-meat-dairy-alternative/

Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/affordable-housing/cooking-stirs-the-pot-for-social-change-20180627?fbclid=IwAR1VL6uG9v2y-Qx60JkFlSD8DpHz7vpriSolkZs7nS8eOFNygrUHkDjLMB4

Globalisation is dead and we need to invent a new world order https://www.economist.com/open-future/2019/06/28/globalisation-is-dead-and-we-need-to-invent-a-new-world-order

How to Not Be (Completely) Depressed About Climate Change https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-not-be-completely-depressed-about-climate-change-20190107?fbclid=IwAR3DUSnaefKrBhXJf9tLSKdzaG4GQFDeCJmMh3j3SRXSg2DMyzsqINZrSIw

Don't ignore the perils of complacent incrementalism https://www.greenbiz.com/article/dont-ignore-perils-complacent-incrementalism

Eight essential steps to transform our economy https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/eight-essential-steps-transform-our-economy/

Amnesty International to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/08/amnesty-international-to-divest-from-fossil-fuel-companies/

EPA Overview of Greenhouse Gasses https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases

The Science of Eating https://www.scienceofpeople.com/the-science-of-eating/

WeForum Alternative Proteins White Paper http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_White_Paper_Alternative_Proteins.pdf

Our Meatless Future: How The $90B Global Meat Market Gets Disrupted https://www.cbinsights.com/research/future-of-meat-industrial-farming/

New IPCC Report (August 2019): https://www.ipcc.ch/srccl-report-download-page/

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG’S) RESOURCES

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are defined in a list of 169 SDG Targets. Progress towards these Targets is agreed to be tracked by 232 unique Indicators. Here is the full list of definitions.

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The Definitive List of Courses for Learning About the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals https://www.classcentral.com/report/united-nations-sdg-courses/

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017

Case Studies – Achieving SDGs (UNDP) Sustainable development case studies from the UNDP SDG Fund on best practices.

Measuring Distance to the SDGs Targets Pilot Study on Measuring OECD Countries’ Starting Positions on the SDGs

SDG Index & Dashboard SDG Measures at the country level.

SDG Industry Matrix Industry-specific examples and ideas for corporate action related to the SDGs

SDG Mapping Tool (ITU) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s contributions to the SDGs; mapping ITU strategic and operational plans along the SDGs. ITU is a unit of the UN.

U.S. National Statistics for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Global Compact Resources to guide companies and other stakeholders to action-oriented platforms and tools to support SDGs

The World's Largest Lesson - SDG Promotion & Education Resources

BOOKS FOR A DEEPER DIVE

Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZW6PBG/?coliid=I3UFCEOTOM7IL0&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5ED8CE/?coliid=INRY038FKBGZN&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate https://www.amazon.com/This-Changes-Everything-Capitalism-Climate-ebook/dp/B00JHIDON6/ref=pd_sim_351_13?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00JHIDON6&pd_rd_r=532c3933-eb2d-49de-881f-8ee729fc6403&pd_rd_w=disej&pd_rd_wg=neeny&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=VWJNR925R08MNX8Y9W5J&psc=1&refRID=VWJNR925R08MNX8Y9W5J

A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow https://www.amazon.com/dp/1541724100/?coliid=I3CXETI1EU5R54&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KVI4HLO/?coliid=I16CVMDZLVTXKA&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525576703/?coliid=I3EJYBXF92HJPC&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Eating Animals https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Animals-Jonathan-Safran-Foer-ebook/dp/B002SSBD6W/ref=pd_typ_k_rtpb_1_154606011_5/135-8866177-6534155?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=001A92W7M8QRRV000TWJ

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Weather-Saving-Breakfast-ebook/dp/B07MYXDK94/ref=pd_sim_351_4/135-8866177-6534155?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07MYXDK94&pd_rd_r=359b747a-5c27-4f93-88d4-49301211aabd&pd_rd_w=gk0T4&pd_rd_wg=pj169&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=7H1MZR3MZ96TGM3F4Y92&psc=1&refRID=7H1MZR3MZ96TGM3F4Y92

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AI2FNVG/?coliid=I13V2VPBKAGSIK&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0798VPMVR/?coliid=I11XME88G7O028&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FQWP6QX/?coliid=I1KH72GXZZ3XYE&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6CJ85T/?coliid=I1QWAW7L05BGJO&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much—and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CUUEY7I/?coliid=I242O0FEGY0GWQ&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XLLL6M/?coliid=I2KP1STD4B8VC9&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (Food, Health, and the Environment) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071CW55SS/?coliid=IRO5CJRC1B2J&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Like-You-Care-Examination-ebook/dp/B00DLTN43C/ref=pd_sim_351_5/135-8866177-6534155?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00DLTN43C&pd_rd_r=359b747a-5c27-4f93-88d4-49301211aabd&pd_rd_w=gk0T4&pd_rd_wg=pj169&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=7H1MZR3MZ96TGM3F4Y92&psc=1&refRID=7H1MZR3MZ96TGM3F4Y92

Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EAUXQO/?coliid=I327X3GKJY49E5&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GS3UI8C/?coliid=ID6AY132RV2JR&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NA6SQFF/?coliid=I2K9UG1OX85B3R&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MD6HV8T/?coliid=I3LIZKXPKZPE06&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYVSWCT/?coliid=I7SJW66ADZ686&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GMYJJWM/?coliid=I3M9VH29EA1NS2&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3E4XN4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KN2O6M/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DVF13AW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Hope-Cities-Businesses-Citizens-ebook/dp/B01MCZI66A

A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power: Your Action Handbook to Learn the Science, Find Your Voice, and Help Solve the Climate Crisis https://www.amazon.com/Inconvenient-Sequel-Handbook-Science-Climate-ebook/dp/B01MZASPKA

Being the Change: Live Well & Spark a Climate Revolution https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SN835P/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Layman’s Guide To Climate Change https://www.amazon.com/Laymans-Guide-Climate-Change/dp/1729081223?tag=uuid10-20

Sustainability Made Simple https://www.amazon.com/Sustainability-Made-Simple-Changes-Impact/dp/1538120100?tag=uuid10-20

The Climate Report: National Climate Assessment-Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Report-National-Assessment-Impacts-Adaptation-ebook/dp/B07LDTK3C7/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The Fate of Food https://www.amazon.com/Fate-Food-Bigger-Hotter-Smarter/dp/080418903X?tag=uuid10-20

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? https://www.amazon.com/Falter-Human-Game-Begun-Itself/dp/1250178266?tag=uuid10-20

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming https://www.amazon.com/Uninhabitable-Earth-Life-After-Warming/dp/0525576703?tag=uuid10-20

In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World https://www.amazon.com/Search-Canary-Tree-Scientist-Changing/dp/154169712X?tag=uuid10-20

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States https://www.amazon.com/Pathways-Decarbonization-United-Environmental-Institute/dp/1585761974?tag=uuid10-20

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change: Second Edition https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Persons-Guide-Climate-Change/dp/1944970398?tag=uuid10-20

Narratives of Low-Carbon Transitions (Open Access): Understanding Risks and Uncertainties https://www.amazon.com/Narratives-Low-Carbon-Transitions-Open-Access/dp/1138311588?tag=uuid10-20

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Change-Reconsidered-II-Fossil/dp/1934791458?tag=uuid10-20

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R57LTG5/?coliid=IHKMX61JLI1KV&colid=1A8PPU5HZ56QK&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

KEY PLAYERS: ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN

Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Garden Protein International, Morningstar Farms, Quorn Foods, Maple Leaf Foods, Tyson Foods, Ripple Foods, New Wave Foods

An interesting graphic illustrating the variety of investors involved in said companies:

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KEY PLAYERS: CELLULAR / LAB GROWN MEAT

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Balletic Foods (meat), Blue Nalu (fish), Finless Foods (fish), JUST (beef waygu), Kiran Meats (meat), Memphis Meats (meat), Mosa Meat (beef), Mission Barns (meat), New Age Meats (pork), Wild Earth (pet food), Wild Type (meat), Aleph Farms (meat), Future Meat Technologies (chicken), Super Meat (chicken), Meatable (beef), Appleton Farms (beef), SeaFuture (fish), Integriculture (meat), Shiok Meats (seafood), Avant Meats (meat), Higher Steaks (beef), Biftek (beef)

KEY PLAYERS: TARGETING FOOD WASTE

Spoiler Alert, Full Harvest, Apeel Sciences, Mycoworks, Regrained

KEY PLAYERS: INCREASING FARM PRODUCTIVITY

Blue River Technology, Abundant Robotics, Descartes Labs, DJI, Prospera


REGULATORY WATCH: ALTERNATIVE PROTEINS

Forbes: Plant-Based Advocates Pursue Challenges To State Meat Labeling Laws https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetforgrieve/2019/08/15/plant-based-advocates-pursue-challenges-to-state-meat-labeling-laws/#76d822ff1d2c

These 3 lawsuits are protecting the rights of companies like Beyond Meat to call their products 'burgers', 'hot dogs,' and other words associated with meat https://www.businessinsider.nl/what-states-have-laws-what-to-call-plant-based-meat-2019-7?international=true&r=US

NPR: What Gets To Be A 'Burger'? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/07/23/744083270/what-gets-to-be-a-burger-states-restrict-labels-on-plant-based-meat

NYTimes: What’s Meat Got to Do With It? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/style/plant-based-meat-law.html

Future Food: Why Labeling Laws Won’t Slow Plant-Based Meat https://thespoon.tech/future-food-why-labeling-laws-wont-slow-plant-based-meat/

As War Over Plant-Based Food Labeling Wages On In The US, UK Sub-Committee Concludes Consumers Not Misled By Vegetarian “Burgers” https://www.dailyintakeblog.com/2019/07/as-war-over-plant-based-food-labeling-wages-on-in-the-us-uk-sub-committee-concludes-consumers-not-misled-by-vegetarian-burgers/#page=1

MEDIA / NEWSLETTER RESOURCES

One Green Planet

Vegconomist

VegNews

World Economic Forum

Plant Based News

Plant Proof

New Food Economy

Grocery Dive

Food Dive

Mind Body Green

ProVeg

GreenBiz

Good Food Institute

Slow Food International

FoodIngredientsFirst

FoodNavigator

Green Buzz 

BusinessGreen

Food Business News

The Spoon 

LIVEKINDLY


KEY ORGANIZATIONS LEADING THE WAY

International Renewable Energy Agency

EIT / Climate-KIC

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Plant Based Foods Association

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Future Food Institute

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

GreenPeace International

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

United Nations Environment Assembly

Amnesty International

Mercy for Animals

World Resources Institute

COOKBOOKS & BLOGS

The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking

Bosh!

Chloe Flavor

Everyday Cooking by Minimalist Baker

The First Mess*

The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics*

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz

My New Roots

Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon

PlantLab

The Plant Power Way

The Plant Power Italia

Plant Powered Families by Dreena Burton

Raw Food/Real World

Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.

Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily Von Euw*

Smith and Daughters

Thrive Energy Cookbook

The Thrive Diet

Thrive Energy Cookbook

This Cheese is Nuts

Thug Kitchen

Vegan 100

Vegan For Everybody by America’s Test Kitchen

Veganomicon

The Wicked Healthy Cookbook


Recipe Blogs

Bosh!

Hot For Food

Minimalist Baker

This Rawsome Vegan Life

Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen