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.Read
Community food programmes barely touch the lives of low income families in Toronto — and why should they?
This morning I had a long conversation with Rachel Loopstra, a Canadian researcher now at Oxford University who unfortunately wasn’t able to come to our recent workshop on food poverty. She told me about some research carried out in...Read
On 16th April the 2nd in the series of ESRC funded seminars on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD) took places at the Food Standards Agency in London. The aim of the series is to understand and improve UK...Read
Lorna is involved in the practical business of making sure people eat well – near the end of the conversation she shared this experience and some plans at Lench’s Trust to extend access to good meals to their wider...Read
Martine Barons, is a Research Fellow in the department of statistics at the University of Warwick. She’s a mathmetician who seeks to understand complex problems involving many different types of organisations and people. Listen to everything she says –...Read
It’s the carrot and the stick with some things to entice people and some people to stop them. A session at the Birmingham Food Group spent time thinking of what needs to be changed. Stopping? We wouldn’t allow fizzy...Read
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...Read