DEFRA’s Food Statistics Pocketbook 2014 was published earlier this month — and an interesting read its 60-odd pages are too. In a two-page summary (pp8-9), it gives some numbers about the scale of what it takes to feed 64M people safely and what that impact is, in particular on the poorest of households. Below are listed of the key […]
Seven words: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants . . . is the way to go, according to Michael Pollan on the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme, along with a load of other intriguing perspectives.
A YouTube video about the week of action in tackling food poverty in Greater Manchester: 13th-19th October
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Discussions about food waste tend to be accompanied by incomprehensibly large numbers…
We know that sugar is best avoided, certainly when trying to lose weight. So artificial sweeteners must be a good thing, right? Wrong…
1 in 10 people over the age of 65 is malnourished or at risk of malnourishment a recent literature review looking at ways to ensure older people eat well tells us…
Birmingham has the 311th highest rate of childhood obesity of 324 Local Authorities – one in four of our children is obese by the time they leave primary school.
What is the value of the food sector to the city and regional economy? What’s its nature? How many businesses are there here, what’s their turnover, how many people do they employ, and where are they in the supply network? We’re commissioning some research to begin to inform us of the nature, scale and value of the food sector here.
Birmingham is set to play a key role in tackling food crime, as reported in the Government’s Elliott Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks published on 4th September.