We’re delighted with the response we’ve had from eminent people to join our Panel of Experts. So far, the Panel is six-strong, and we’re recruiting a few more people to join them.
No doubt encouraged by the sponsorship deals struck for the London Olympics, Coca-Cola is now paying for activities in Birmingham parks — with the blessing of the City Council who now include Birmingham Public Health. Should we be concerned?
Margaret Chan, the WHO Director General laid it down the line to major food industry players at the opening address of the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion last year, declaring the root causes of the obesity epidemic ‘reside in non-health sectors’.
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a sustainability charter (branded Origin Green) encouraging food producers to act in the most sustainable way possible.
Love Food Hate Waste think so! They recently launched a six month campaign in 10 cities, including Birmingham, to help people #doonethingdifferently to fight food waste.
The public sector in England currently spends £1.2 billion a year on food and drink. From 2017, buyers ‘are encouraged’ to source fresh, locally sourced and seasonal foodstuffs, in line with the ‘Plan for Public Procurement’ launched on 21 July 2014
It’s widely reported today that five people have been detained in the latest food scandal in China, including the BBC. Allegedly, a Shanghai-based meat plant, Husi Food, has been re-processing expired meat.
George Monbiot argues that as neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects across the natural world, we need a global moratorium.
It’s worth reminding ourselves that local food growing really does make a difference to people on low incomes — and there is evidence for this.
Professor Jim Parle is a practising GP and Professor or Primary Care at the Birmingham Medical School. He is also one of the Food Council directors. In this video interview, part of the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Project on possible food futures for the city, he is talking about food deserts.