Global food security: useful info

Allan, Tony (2011) Virtual water: Tackling the threat to our planet’s most precious resource. I B Tauris
(see also his much weightier tome: The Middle East water question: Hydropolitics and the global economy (2002)

Beddington, John (2011) The future of food and farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability. Government Office for Science: Foresight

Benton, Tim (November 2017) Climate change and food systems. Food Science and Technology

Birmingham Food Council (2019) Briefing note: Risk and Resilience

Birmingham Food Council (2019) Global risks to UK food supplies

Birmingham Food Council (Jan 2018) Horizon scanning report: Back from the future

Birmingham Food Council (2016) The local food and drink sector: A global context

Birmingham Food Council (2014) Meeting the challenges of global food security: Food waste & the city. An interim report & discussion document

Brown, Lester R (2012) Grain yields starting to plateau; Chapter 7 of Full Planet, Empty plates: The new geopolitics of food scarcity. Earth Policy Institute

Chatham House (2022) Aligning food systems with climate and biodiversity targets: Assessing the suitability of policy action over the next decade (by Harwatt et al)

Chatham House (2017) Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade. (5 minute read on medium here.)

Chatham House (2015) Reviewing interventions for sustainable and healthy diets (by Rob Bailey & David Ross Harper)

Chatham House (2009) The feeding of the nine billion: Global food security for the 21st century (by Alex Evans)

Clapp, Jennifer (2012) Food. Polity Press

Climate Change Committee Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament

Climate Change Committee UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: 2017 Evidence Report

Cooper, Kate (2013) What it takes to feed the city. Part Two of the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Project Report

Country Land and Business Association (CLA) (2016) Rural business 2030

DEFRA (annual report) Agriculture in the United Kingdom

DEFRA (2006) The Food Industry Sustainability Strategy

Dodd, George (1856) The food of London

Energy and Climate Change intelligence Unit (2023) Climate impacts on UK food imports

Environmental Change Institute Food Programme (at Oxford University, various papers, often updated)

Federico, Giovanni (2005) Feeding the world: An economic history of agriculture 1800-2000. Princeton

Food Security Information Network (annual) Global report on food crises

Gammans et al (May 2017) Negative impacts of climate change on cereal yields; Statistical evidence from France. IOP Science Environmental Research Letters, Vol 12 No 5

Gardner, Brian (2013) Global food futures: Feeding the world in 2050. Bloomsbury

Ghosh, Amitav (2016) The Great Derangement: Climate change and the unthinkable

Global Food Security UK (2017) Environmental tipping points and food system dynamics

Global Food Security UK: Food security website (regularly updated, lots of interesting papers)

Homer-Dixon, Tad et al (2015) Synchronous failure: The emerging causal architecture of global crisis. Ecology & Society 20(3)

House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2014) Food security: Second report of session 2014-15

House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2015) Report: Food security: Demand, consumption and waste

Godfray, Beddington et al (2010) Food security: The challenge of feeding 9 billion people. Science, Volume 327

Gosling, Paul (Sept 2017) Moving on up: End of wheat yield plateau? AHDB blog

Government Office for Science (2011) Foresight: The future of food and farming. UN Food & Agriculture Organization.

Lloyds of London (2015) Food system shock: The insurance impacts of acute disruption to global food supply (summary, the full report no longer available on-line))

Lunar Society (2006) Carbon neutrality and the West Midlands City Region

McClintock, John (2020) The fight against food shortages and surpluses. CABI Publishing

Ministry of Defence (2014) Global Strategic Trends (fifth edition) — Out to 2045

National [US] Intelligence Council (2015) Global food security

Office of National Statistics (ONS, 2009) Corke, Susie and Wood, Jenny: Portrait of the East of England

Oxford Martin School Programme: The future of food

Santer, Benjamin et al (July 2018) Human influence on the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature. Nature: Science Vol 361 Issue 6399. (For a quick read about this paper, see Andrew Freedman’s Axios Human “fingerprints” detected in planet’s changing seasons)

Schlenker, Wolfram & Roberts, Michael J (2009) Nonlinear temperature effects indicate severs damages to US crop yields under climate change. PNAS vol 106, no 37

Steel, Carolyn (2008) Hungry City: How food shapes our lives. Vintage. see also her TED talk here.

Tzachor, Asaf (2020) Famine dynamics: The self-undermining structures of the global food system.

United Nations (2015) Drought in numbers: 2022. COP-15, Cote d’Ivoire.

United Nations FAO (2019) The state of the world’s biodiversity for food and agriculture

United Nations FAO (2017) The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges

United Nations FAO (2014) Developing sustainable food value chains: Guiding Principles

United Nations FAO (annual report) Statistical Yearbooks — World Food and Agriculture

United Nations FAO Annual Reports (which go under various names including food security and food insecurity; e.g. The state of food insecurity in the world (2013); The state of food security and nutrition (2017) and The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2018.

United States Department of Agriculture (2017) The role of fossil fuels in the US food system and the American Diet

US National Intelligence Council (2016) Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change