Time for a blue food revolution

An unprecedented review of the aquatic foods sector uncovers how fisheries and aquaculture can play a greater role in delivering healthy diets and more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems around the world. It finds that fish, shellfish and algae offer untapped potential for global development if the right policies and investments are put in place. Five peer-reviewed papers, published in Nature journals as part…

New grants to realise the Sustainable Development Goals

Several researchers at the Beijer Institute together with colleagues from its partners Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) and Stockholm Resilience Centre, were among the successful applicants to receive funding for projects designed to create research aimed at achieving the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call Realising the Sustainable Development Goals from the Swedish research council Formas, received a total of 174…

Three things needed to curb microbial resistance

Three areas need to be prioritised in food and health systems in order to reduce the dependence on antibiotics and pesticides and curb resistance, according to a new study. We have to change our norms and perceptions around use, diversify food production and health practises, and support collective action institutions. Like pandemics, resistance to antibiotics and pesticides knows no boundaries. Unsustainable practices in food and…

A new seafood narrative

Seafood sustainability is still only marginally considered in global policy talks on food production, trade and consumption. That needs to change, according to new research.  The discourse around sustainable seafood practices, where aquaculture plays a central role, started in the 1990s, but seafood still remains poorly integrated into food policy and research. A new article in the journal Global Environmental Change, co-authored by Beijer researchers…

Patrik Henriksson

Patrik Henriksson’s background is in marine biology and he now primarily works on evaluating aquaculture products using life cycle assessment (LCA), positioning seafood in the global food portfolio, and antimicrobial use in aquaculture. Patrik is currently working as a researcher between the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and WorldFish. He earned his PhD from Leiden University in Leiden, evaluating the environmental consequences…

Exhibition: Welcome to the Biosphere

Beijer Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) researchers contribute to biosphere exhibition at Stockholm interior design store Svenskt Tenn. The exhibition, called Welcome to the Biosphere, is a collection of artistic interpretations of issues regarding our relationship to the Biosphere, the thin layer around the Earth where we live, which supports human existence. It deals with the complex relationship between climate change, norms, ethics and…

Design students visualise our dependency on nature’s services

In the exhibition In My Backyard at the design store Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, students in Visual Communication at Beckmans School of Design interpret the research carried out by the Beijer Institute on ecosystem services and their crucial role for sustainable social development. Research more easily accessible through visual communication A common aim for the students was to create a broader understanding of ecosystem services…

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