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.

The rapidly increasing global food trade

Posted on 24th July 2017 by Kate Cooper

If you click on the image below, you’ll get to see a 50-second BBC film giving some fascinating (and more than a tad worrying) stats about the global food trade:

Why & how Birmingham can contribute to global food resilience & sustainability

Posted on 6th April 2017 by Kate Cooper

Yesterday I gave this presentation Global food resilience & sustainability: The role Birmingham can play to the Birmingham Smart Alliance.

VAT: A really useful point of sale metric

Posted on 30th March 2017 by Kate Cooper

Taxation is really interesting. Oh yes it is. In 1940, Britain was at war. The British Isles surrounded by water. Dependant on imports that couldn’t get through. Shortages everywhere.

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