Global food security

Although Birmingham can do next to nowt about global food security in terms of food production, we citizens still have a significant role to play as consumers, and our Council in setting up infrastructures that promote certain kinds of behaviour.

As consumers, our contribution is to buy less, eat less and waste less. As citizens, we can support and encourage research into global food security, and encourage infrastructures that enable all of us to do the best we can to mitigate against famine, hunger and malnutrition.

Below are our blogposts about global food security. See also useful info on the topic here.

Back from the Future: Challenging governance and structural power

Posted on 18th January 2018 by Kate Cooper

What’s stopping humanity tackling the threats we’re facing? The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health asked just this question.

Back from the Future: Time to plan for UK food security

Posted on 18th January 2018 by Kate Cooper

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.

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.

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