The Government’s city deal with the West Midlands Combined Authority is over 30 years — so well-nigh two decades past the UN SDGs horizon and up to the 2050 COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change.
This blogpost is an update on our thinking and conversations about how this city could contribute to global food resilience and sustainability. Continue reading
I’m looking again at the economic successes — and the costs of the food and drink sector. I realised that the data I had about packaging was a tad out of date. Continue reading
If you click on the image below, you’ll get to see a 50-second BBC film giving some fascinating (and more than a tad worrying) stats about the global food trade: Continue reading
On 3rd October 2017, we’re bringing together a group of some 20 diverse specialists across the food sector to explore what the future might hold for the food sector. Continue reading
Yesterday I gave this presentation Global food resilience & sustainability: The role Birmingham can play to the Birmingham Smart Alliance. Continue reading
During an eight-month project from March-October 2015 funded by Barrow Cadbury, we asked: Is it possible to have an effective city-level response to the drivers of emergency food aid? (The answer is yes.)
And, if so, what does it look like?
Taxation is really interesting. Oh yes it is.
In 1940, Britain was at war. The British Isles surrounded by water. Dependant on imports that couldn’t get through. Shortages everywhere. Continue reading
Few realise just how much the dietary effects of the food and drink sector cost us here in Birmingham, as in every city across the UK. Continue reading