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.

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 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.

VAT: A really useful point of sale metric

Posted on 3rd April 2018 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.

Parveen Mehta on the growing global competition for food

Posted on 10th March 2018 by Kate Cooper

Parveen Mehta of Minor Weir and Willis talks in this brief video interview about the global competition for food.

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.

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