Our horizon scanning project identified five areas of opportunity for business, including local ones here in Birmingham. They are: Continue reading
What’s stopping humanity tackling the threats we’re facing?
The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health asked just this question. 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