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Briefing for 10 March 2010 Panelists and Audience


Background briefing 10th March 2010

To support panellists and our audience we would like to share material from the Sustainable Development Commission (December 2009) <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/>; >  
The Sustainable Development Commission is the Government's independent watchdog on sustainable development. The Commission reports to the Prime Minister and the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales.
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Setting the Table

 Our latest report finds strong evidence that a diet which benefits the environment is better for health.
The SDC's recent investigation into food has found that eliminating waste, cutting down on fatty and sugary foods and reducing meat and dairy consumption would make the biggest contribution towards improving health and reducing the environmental impacts of the food system.

Tim Lang, SDC Commissioner for Food, says: "For some time, consumers have been raising the problem of how to juggle competing demands between environment, health and social justice. They are right to do so. Our research found strong evidence of ‘win-wins’ in these areas, suggesting that a diet which is sustainable on multiple fronts – good for health, environment, social justice and economy – is possible."

» Read more <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/presslist.php/106/eliminating-waste-cutting-fatty-and-sugary-foods-and-reducing-meat-and-dairy-will-benefit-health-and-environment <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/presslist.php/106/eliminating-waste-cutting-fatty-and-sugary-foods-and-reducing-meat-and-dairy-will-benefit-health-and-environment> >

» Download Setting the Table <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=1033 <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=1033> >  <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/pages/060306.html <http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/pages/060306.html> > 


Co-operation - the beautiful idea.

Edgar Parnell  today launched his new booklet, Co-operation - the beautiful idea.  Edgar states "my aim is to provide clear and contemporary explanations about ‘co-operation’, its role and potential within the economy - and how to make it work in practice. This new guide also seeks to address the organisational defects that often inhibit the growth and development of many forms of economic enterprise, but specifically focuses on all forms of co-operative and mutual enterprise (CMEs).

You may order at:  www.co-oppundit.org/publications <http://www.co-oppundit.org/publications> To sample or purchase the eBook version please see: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/41342 <http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/41342>