The case for taxing unhealthy food

The Food Research Collaboration published a paper this week looking at the case for taxing unhealthy food in the same way that tobacco and alcohol are taxed – something some countries are already doing.

Rise in food bank provision 2009-2013

These two maps are a graphic illustration of the rise in food banks across England, Scotland and Wales 2009-13. It appears in a paper published last month in the BMJ, Austerity, sanctions and the rise of food banks in...

A different society?

If food poverty is just a symptom of poverty and we measure most things in terms of Economic Growth – What would happen if we manage and measure things differently – with different metrics? What if we didn’t measure...

What would a healthy Birmingham in 2025 look like?

The Greeks invented Utopian thinking whereby people would imagine what the world around you could look like. In the West Midlands, the Birmingham Food Group imagined what 2025 may look like and all the people are well fed. What...
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