Power outages: How resilient is the food sector?

Martin FreerAfter hearing a sobering assessment of the UK’s energy security — and the looming energy gap — by Professor Martin Freer way back in January 2012, I wrote the gist of his argument as ‘expect a change in the Climate Change Act 2008 sometime around 2015’ in a blogpost entitled Will the lights go out? Continue reading



The Government’s Sector Resilience Plans

HM Government publishes “Sector Resilience Plans”. The latest one was published in 2014 and can be found here.

The food sector ‘plan’ is on page 11, and reads thus: Continue reading


A city-level response to the drivers for emergency food aid . . .

Our project report Food insecurity in Birmingham — a city-level response? was submitted it to the APPG on Hunger and Food Poverty at the end of October. They thanked us for our ‘huge contribution’. Continue reading



Question and Answer for Catherine Brown . . .

Jim Parle:  Why doesn’t everyone who sells food have to show their food standards hygiene rating? Continue reading



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Food poverty, food insecurity

Food safety and integrity

Urban food growing

Food and the city economy

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