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Horizon Scanning: Further responses to the 3 Food Future horizons

Posted on 3rd October 2017 by Graeme Rose

Horizon: short-term, 3 – 5 years (2021-2024) Develop Business Analytics Invest in Africa Challenge: Labour and Skills shortages   Horizon: medium-term, 6 – 12 years (> 2030) Genetically modified crops Sell to China Changes to Food Consumption: meat alternatives How to manage catastrophic Climate Change and its consequences Horizon: Long-term (2030-2050) What will Food look […]

Some responses to Prof. Chris Elliot’s talk

Posted on 3rd October 2017 by Graeme Rose

Following Chris Elliott’s talk about the influence and impact of China; China as a strategic thinking state that is currently planning as far ahead as 2050. Example; they are investing in sub-saharan Africa now in order to develop future supply chains; they are the biggest investor in the region, building infrastructure too; planning and building […]

Why Birmingham needs to think about the future secure supplies of the cities food.

Posted on 3rd October 2017 by Nick Booth

Professor Chris Elliot told the #foodfuture discussion today that the 65 million middle class chines people are ceasing to trust their local food supplies.  They fear food contamination from their potentially polluted land (which may be affecting young Chinese people – including falling IQ’s). As the middle class grows globally there will be competition for […]

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