Parveen Mehta of Minor Weir and Willis talks in this brief video interview about the global competition for food.
Our horizon scanning project identified five areas of opportunity for business, including local ones here in Birmingham. They are:
What’s stopping humanity tackling the threats we’re facing? The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health asked just this question.
Our report Back from the Future is the culmination of our recent horizon scanning project. And it’s an uncomfortable read, looking out to a mere 6-12 years ahead, let alone towards 2050.
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.
As I said earlier, we need be careful about the words we use. They betray careless thinking. And careless thinking costs lives.
Slide: Added value It’s 10-12K years since agriculture began to develop, along with the means to store and preserve its products
The word S C A R E D is an acronym: Supply, Cost, Added value, Realism, Eating and Demand
What Michael Gove didn’t say in this speech to the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday was far more significant than what he did. He didn’t say a word about food security. Yet food shortages, and looming food insecurity can be clearly seen already, even here in the UK.
The latest of the House of Lords EU Committee’s excellent reports is Brexit: deal or no deal. One of the case studies, the agri-food sector, is copied below. A warning: The prospect of no deal with regard to our food supply and the agri-food sector, is scary: