Food poverty, food insecurity

Too many Birmingham citizens don’t have access to nutritious food. Some wards are considered ‘food deserts’; i.e. it’s impossible to buy good food locally.

We’re also a city facing significant economic deprivation in many quarters. The rise of the number of food banks is evidence of this.

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

Aiming for the narrow space between complacency and impotent terror or despair

Posted on 16th January 2018 by Caroline Hutton

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.

The ‘e’ in “S C A R E D”: Eating

Posted on 11th January 2018 by Kate Cooper

Slide: Eating . . . Everyone is familiar with the mantra ‘we are what we eat’ though fewer, I suspect, are aware of how profoundly a poor diet affects both mental and physical health and well being. Even fewer are aware that we are what we ate.

House Lords EU Committee on Brexit: deal or no deal . . . the agri-food sector

Posted on 7th December 2017 by Kate Cooper

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:

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