Policies for survival or catastrophe? Who gets to eat and who doesn’t. January 2023
Our response to the Call for Evidence from the EFRA Commons Select Committee Inquiry on Food Security submitted on 30th September and published on the Committee website on 20th October 2022.
Our Response to the consultation draft of the Birmingham food system strategy. September 2022
Annual Report 2021-22. September 2022
INFOGRAPHIC: A function map of the food supply landscape, updated July 2022.
INFOGRAPHIC: Risks to UK food supplies, updated in July 2022.
ARTICLE: VAT: A precise mechanism to identify drug-food companies. Journal of Public Health: co-authored by Board Director Kate Cooper and previous Board directors, Professor James Parle and Professor John Middleton
VIDEO: A function map of the food supply landscape. January 2022.
ARTICLE: A surprising new role for local government. Municipal Journal, 13 December 2021, co-authored by Board Director Kate Cooper and Benjamin P Taylor.
PODCAST: Making a Meal of It series. Episode 4: Emily Timmins of Severn Trent Water. October 2021
PODCAST: Making a Meal of It series. Episode 3: Ed Salt of Delamere Dairy. October 2021.
Annual Report 2020-21. September 2021
The 21st century challenge: Food security. Notes for the David Middleton Sustainability Conference, Birmingham UK. 28th September 2021.
PODCAST: Making a Meal of It series. Episode 2: Locust bean gum . . . David Roos of Aldi talking about risk in the food system August 2021
What food supply organisations actually do: A function space map of the food supply system. August 2021
The state we’re in: Risks to UK food supplies. August 2021
PODCAST: Making a Meal of It series. Episode 1: Parveen Mehta of Minor Weir & Willis on risk in our fresh produce supply system August 2021
Preparedness for food supply shortages & scarcities (unabridged). July 2021
(one of the Shining a light on the UK supply system series)
ARTICLE: Preparedness for food supply shortages and scarcities. National Preparedness Commission, authored by Kate Cooper. July 2021
An abridged version of the full paper above.)
Shining a light on the UK food supply system: The Role of Local Government & Public Health June 2021
Shining a light on the UK food supply system: Its scale and complexity June 2021
Our submission to the EFRA Commons Select Committee request for more evidence on Covid and food supply, made on 28th January 2021
Our Response to the IPPR EJC Call for Evidence on Food and the recovery of nature, communities and livelihoods. November 2020
One Scenario: Buffer contingency food stocks. November 2020
(our second report on UK preparedness for future food system shocks)
ARTICLE: Our rapid response to Spector and Gardner’s article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Challenges and opportunities for better nutrition science. September 2020. A PDF version, is here.
(authored by Kate Cooper, and former CIC Directors Professor Jim Parle & Professor John Middleton)
Annual Report 2019-20. September 2020.
Infographic: NOVA group 4 products and the Protein Leverage Hypothesis. July 2020
(a replication of page 4/5 of of first report on UK preparedness for future food system shocks: A Thought Experiment, listed directly below)
A Thought Experiment: UK preparedness for future food system shocks: Building resilience through buffer contingency stocks. July 2020
Our second submission to the EFRA Commons Select Committee Call for Evidence, 22nd May 2020.
(link to this submission, with minor gremlin-infestation on its formatting, on the Parliament website here)
Our first submission to the EFRA Commons Select Committee Call for Evidence (link to the Parliament website). 1st May 2020
VIDEO: How fresh produce gets from a farm to you. An animation of a simplified map, set to music. February 2020
Our submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment (link to the Parliament website). January 2020
Our submission to the National Food Strategy Call for Evidence. October 2019
Birmingham Food Council & its contribution to the city. October 2019.
Annual Report 2018-19. September 2019
Briefing note: The food sector deficit August 2019
Video: Drugs & Rock & Roll? August 2019
Video: SCHISM: A neat mnemonic for six challenges to our food system. June 2019
Briefing note: Risk and Resilience February 2019
Global risks to UK food supplies. January 2019
Video: Strange New World. November 2018
Towards a food strategy for Birmingham. September 2018
Annual Report 2017-18. September 2018
Nine meals from anarchy? A brief description of The Scenarios Game. September 2018
Birmingham Food Council response to the draft London Food Strategy. July 2018
Back from the Future: Horizon scanning project report. January 2018
Annual Report 2016-17. September 2017
Briefing the new Mayor: Why food and drink matters. May 2017
Global food resilience and sustainability. Presentation to the Birmingham Smart Alliance, May 2017
Climate change and food security. Notes for the Priory Discussion Dinner hosted by the Lunar Society, February 2017
Our response to the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP draft Strategic Economic Plan 2016-2030. September 2016
Annual Report 2015-16. September 2016
The free movement of chocolate: Access to the EU market after Brexit? A referendum briefing paper by Professor Martin Trybus April 2016
The Common Agricultural Policy: A referendum briefing paper by Professor Wyn Grant. March 2016
The food and drink sector: A briefing paper for the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Council (GBSLEP) January 2016
- The local food & drink sector: A global context
- The local food & drink sector: A national context
- The food & drink sector: The local context
Food insecurity in Birmingham — A city level response? December 2015
What works: Regulation or voluntary schemes in the food sector? December 2015
Food & the city economy: Tensions, tradeoffs & opportunities. September 2015
Coca-Cola & its effects on us and the city. September 2015
Annual Report 2014-15. September 2015
Perspectives on food & the city economy: The PMCC Framework. July 2015
Community food growing in Birmingham. June 2015
An update on food crime since the Elliott Review. May 2015
Our response to Birmingham City Council Budget Consultation 2015. January 2015
Food & the city economy: Interim report and discussion document. December 2014
Food waste & the city: Interim report and discussion document. December 2014