Blogposts


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.




Food system dynamics: Part I — Follow the money . . . but it isn’t here

Last Saturday (31st March), I woke to the sound of Simon Beckett’s voice, he of Beckett’s Farm in Wythall. He was talking on Radio 4’s Farming Today.


Action research: ‘Birmingham as a laboratory’ & the Community Choices programme

This blogpost is further update from my blogpost last August on  how this city is and can contribute to global food resilience and sustainability through our Community Choices Action Research programme. 


Archetypal households project: A data research & writing commission

We’re creating a series of 10-12 archetypal Birmingham households to illustrate food and drink purchasing and consumption behaviours across different demographic groups. The first stage, which is nearly completed, is a survey of relevant data sets: Birmingham City Council demographic census data which is here. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey And because there’s evidence the Millennial […]





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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