There is a narrow space between on one side being jolted out of complacency and on the other, impotent terror or despair. And, Kate’s talk at the Impact Hub meeting on ‘Feeding the City’ missed that space. This is sad, because we need to understand what the future could bring. Continue reading
As I said earlier, we need be careful about the words we use. They betray careless thinking. And careless thinking costs lives. Continue reading
Feeding the city — or more accurately, feeding the 65M people in the UK, let alone the world population of 7.5bn and rising — involves a realistic look at the trade-offs we need to make. Continue reading
Today’s global population is 7.5bn people. Continue reading
Agriculture (aka ‘primary production’) requires soil, sea, fresh water and energy, all under threat. Continue reading
Slide: Added value
It’s 10-12K years since agriculture began to develop, along with the means to store and preserve its products Continue reading
Slide: Eating . . .
Everyone is familiar with the mantra ‘we are what we eat’ though fewer, I suspect, are aware of how profoundly a poor diet affects both mental and physical health and well being.
Even fewer are aware that we are what we ate. Continue reading
Slide: Realism I
Of all the letters in the acronym, perhaps the most important is ‘r. For realism.
Careless thinking costs lives. Continue reading
The word S C A R E D is an acronym: Supply, Cost, Added value, Realism, Eating and Demand Continue reading