What we do

Our focus over the last few years has been on three sets of issues that we feel do not receive enough attention: the economics of the food network, also food safety, integrity and assurance, plus the role we can play in responding to the strategic challenges of food security whether at a global, national or city level.

In 2017-18, we ran our first horizon scanning project; see the project report Back from the Future. In summary, the UK food system was already under grave threat. Yet few then appeared aware of highly probable scenarios over the next few years. So we developed a scenarios tool for socio-political decision-makers, called simply The Game.

We also commission other ‘narrativium’ projects by engaging with local artists from the upcoming generation to help us communicate the important issues we raise.

The info-diagram below is a summary of our actities.  As you can see, much of our work is about risks to UK food supplies —  including UK preparedness for future system shocks. spoiler alert: The UK isn’t.

This link is to a PDF version of the info-graphic which has links relevant info on this website.

You can find our reports and papers here and blogposts here.

Our Annual Reports and accounts are published here.

We also collate reports and papers by other people and organisation which you can access here.

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