Food & the city economy: Recycling food & drink packaging
Posted on 11th August 2017 by Kate Cooper
I’m looking again at the economic successes — and the costs of the food and drink sector. I realised that the data I had about packaging was a tad out of date.
For every £1 spent on food & drink in Birmingham, it costs the city £0.90
Posted on 30th March 2017 by Kate Cooper
Few realise just how much the dietary effects of the food and drink sector cost us here in Birmingham, as in every city across the UK.
Food & the city economy: Tensions, trade-offs and opportunities
Posted on 28th September 2015 by Kate Cooper
We’ve just published our second report on food and the city economy, Tensions, trade-offs and opportunities. Its contents page replicated above. We use two new thinking tools to aid decision-makers in Birmingham. We think the city can become a global leader in tackling the economic and social challenges within the food sector — but only with a radical […]
Coca-Cola ingredient: Sulfite ammonia caramel (E150d) . . . too high in a test of a UK coke
Posted on 26th August 2015 by Kate Cooper
Sulfite ammonia caramel (E150d) is a widely used safe food colourant at certain levels. But Coca-Cola don’t always keep to these safe levels. In 2012, the US-based Center for Science in the Public Interest tested Coca-Cola in nine countries and found that the quantities of caramel colouring differed — they even differed between a coke […]