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Five levers on our food system

Posted on 6th March 2017 by Kate Cooper

Birmingham spends some £3.4bn every year on food and drink, yet the cost of obesity to the city has been estimated to be £2.6bn, with a further £448M being spent here on dealing with alcohol related harm.

Lunar Society: Climate change & food security

Posted on 15th February 2017 by Kate Cooper

My starter-for-ten for the discussion on climate change and food security tonight for the modern-day Lunar Society is that we need to find qualitatively different kinds of questions on the matter.

Our food system as a ‘black box’

Posted on 1st February 2017 by Kate Cooper

Imagine the food system is a black box. You can’t see what’s going in, nor see inside it. But emerging from it are all the food and drinks bought by all of us in Birmingham today. On the outside are a few dials and levers. You play around with ’em.

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