Blogposts


Giving civic leaders information they need . . . or switching them off?

Our Response to the draft London Food strategy is in the public domain. Its focus, though, is not for the general public, but for socio-political decision makers, specifically here Sadiq Kahn and his colleagues at London City Hall.






Government Chemist Conference: Homo sapiens or pan narrans?

Are we, I ask at the start of my presentation to the Government Chemist Conference on 14th June, home sapiens (wise wo/man) or pan narrans, the story-telling ape?


Belfast Summit: More about the food crime musical

“What we have now is a way of translating something very important and very scary to a lot of people,” said Professor Chris Elliott in an interview after he’d seen the world premiere of The Hand That Feeds; A musical about food crime in Birmingham Bullring one sunny Saturday afternoon in May 2016:



Inside Government presentation: Background details & info sources

This blogpost gives detailed info associated with my presentation to the Inside Government event Working towards global food security in London on 26th April 2018.


Nutrition and public health

Food poverty, food insecurity

Food safety and integrity

Urban food growing

Food and the city economy

Global food security

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