Food and the city economy

The food sector is big business in all cities. In Birmingham, as well as retailers selling ~£3bn food to feed us all, there are several major UK food suppliers and distributors here. The city also has a growing reputation as a centre for gourmet food. We have four Michelin starred restaurants plus others offering superb cuisine from all over the world.

Below are our blogposts about food and the city economy. See also useful info on the topic here.

Food system dynamics: Part III — Vested interests

Posted on 15th April 2018 by Kate Cooper

Why aren’t we tackling the potentially catastrophic threats to our food system? 

Food system dynamics: Part II — Follow the money

Posted on 9th April 2018 by Kate Cooper

The image above is of the Walkers crisp factory in Beaumont Leys in Leicester, taken from the Bradgate Park by Phil McIver.

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

Posted on 5th April 2018 by Kate Cooper

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.

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