By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant Food insecurity is incurred upon regions afflicted by conflict. This is obvious. Conflict ravages food crops, destroys infrastructure and transport links, and destabilises food markets. In turn, regions enduring food insecurity are vulnerable to outbreaks of conflict. Hunger and conflict are oppressive forces which reinforce one another in a vicious... Continue Reading →
By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS Simply put, when it comes to recycling, contamination is when the wrong stuff goes in the wrong bin. This typically involves people putting food waste and nonrecyclables in their household recycling bin. And it’s a massive problem. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), from 2019 to 2020,... Continue Reading →
In our latest piece, GLOBUS Correspondent Naomi Harris explains why we need to rethink our approach to agriculture and farming in order to protect the fertility of our planet.
By Izzy Hardern, GLOBUS Correspondent Often, student living can be so busy that cooking can feel like a real drain. However, cooking can be a great way to destress, and - if it’s vegan - it has the added bonus of being much better for the environment. The best way to make your eating habits more sustainable is to... Continue Reading →
By Anna Hardisty, GLOBUS Correspondent The start of the 2020 new year brought with it the launch of new fake meat products across multiple big name chains. Greggs’ steak bake, KFC’s vegan chicken burger, McDonald’s veggie happy meal, Subway’s meatless meatball marinara sub; despite predictable complaints from Piers Morgan that “A meatless steak is not a... Continue Reading →
By Gwendolyn Tan, GLOBUS Correspondent Like any other university student, I try to manage my finances responsibly. However, when I started to lead a greener lifestyle, I was taken aback by the costs involved in changing my diet - for example, the purchase of vegetarian, organic and local foods can be quite expensive...enter dumpster diving... Continue Reading →
By Kira Bradley, GLOBUS Correspondent It is predicted that we are currently consuming 50% more resources than our earth can sustain (Watt, 2015). Yet, there are still many around the world deprived of their basic necessities, such as food and clean water. With such figures predicted to only worsen with the onset of the impacts... Continue Reading →
In our latest piece, Ana Lopez de Arenosa investigates the environmental impact of agricultural farming.
By Rheanna Mathurin, GLOBUS Correspondent Pesticides. GMO. Organic. These are few of the key words that can influence the decisions on the foods we consume. For most, this is in attempt to better understand the food we eat and, ultimately, what our bodies ingest. For others, however, it comes from a place of concern over... Continue Reading →
Should the state undermine individual sovereignty in the interest of sustainability? In her latest piece, Mayu Suzuki makes a case for prioritising human rights in the quest for collective good.
GLOBUS Correspondent Anna Hardisty debuts with a look at community measures for sustainability: district food waste recycling, local power grid ownership, and Coventry's Energy Innovation Zone.
GLOBUS Correspondent Aigerim Kossymova provides insight into financial speculation as she questions whether derivative markets are to blame for a global hunger.
The Ghost of Humanity's Future: what do the experts say?
The current state of global climate affairs, and the potentially devastating end of the road for humanity.
The author would like to thank Dr. Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow of the Global Sustainable Development Division at the University of Warwick, for his valued comments On first visit to a supermarket in the United Kingdom, I was surprised to find unfamiliar food sourced from a variety of countries. Born in Japan, I was... Continue Reading →
Vertical farming is being hailed as a solution to the planet’s growing food shortage problem. Today, our planet has around 7 billion inhabitants. By 2050, that number is predicted to grow to close to 10 billion people. One argument in favour of developing this technique is that there are currently around 700 million individuals who... Continue Reading →
by Anna Moore Quinoa has only very recently been widely available in supermarkets across the UK, but this Peruvian staple is now seen as one of today’s trendiest foods. The consequences of this may make you think twice about your healthy Instafamous salad. The quinoa trend first started in the United States in the 1980s.... Continue Reading →