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New research in Nature Food reveals food is primary driver of EU-27’s outsized Ecological Footprint

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The Power of Food

This year, Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 2nd. That’s the consequence of humanity demanding 70% more than Earth’s ecosystems are able to regenerate. Food makes up a large part of our Ecological Footprint – feeding humanity currently takes just about 50% of Earth’s biocapacity. Food is essential. With a growing human population, and increasing... View Full Blog

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