We need a new economy that encourages entrepreneurs to bring to the market innovations inspired by the way ecosystems work and modelled on blue earth, says Gunter Pauli.

Consumers need to wise up, slow down, stop shopping and start living, because that's the only way manufacturers will stop making shoddy, short-lived goods.

Fairtrade covers the costs of sustainable production, plus a premium for the farmers to invest in tackling poverty and promoting sustainable development. In other words it's win-win.

In 2009, the European Parliament sought to set ambitious targets for greenhouse-gas reductions in industrialised countries: up to 40% below 1990 levels by 2020. Whilst acknowledging the "substantial" greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of meat, the Parliament deleted from its report a call for a cut in worldwide meat consumption, particularly in industrialised nations.

The globalisation of the food market has made food cheap, but who is benefiting.

The globalisation of the food market has made food cheap, but who is benefiting.

Since 1966 - and as a consequence of the introduction of the Green Revolution model of water intensive, chemical farming - India has over-exploited her groundwater, creating a water famine.

The cap and trade of CO2 emissions to combat climate change would put the Church's medieval indulgence scheme to shame.

In recent years, something happened on the way to the corporate planned industrialised food future; something agribusiness did not see coming. Despite untold billions spent in advertising and disinformation campaigns, people started making the connections between industrial food and ecological and social destruction.

Food sovereignty encompasses many of the measures that are needed for women to achieve their full human rights, including the right to food.