Posts Tagged with: complexity

Five levers on our food system

Posted on 6th March 2017 by Kate Cooper

Birmingham spends some £3.4bn every year on food and drink, yet the cost of obesity to the city has been estimated to be £2.6bn, with a further £448M being spent here on dealing with alcohol related harm.

Our food system as a ‘black box’

Posted on 1st February 2017 by Kate Cooper

Imagine the food system is a black box. You can’t see what’s going in, nor see inside it. But emerging from it are all the food and drinks bought by all of us in Birmingham today. On the outside are a few dials and levers. You play around with ’em.

Why we need to think differently about our food supply network

Posted on 9th January 2017 by Kate Cooper

Our food supply network is a complex system. And therefore has certain features which we need to take into account when we think about it, or seek to change it.

How useful is this PMCC Framework?

Posted on 25th July 2015 by Kate Cooper

We’d like your take on this new thinking tool we’ve devised. Given how opaque and complex the food sector is, we’ve come up with this framework to help people ‘see’ the organisations involved one way or t’other with the food sector through a ‘lens’ of four overlapping categories: Does it help your understanding? Is it useful? […]