Our publications

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)

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

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

The Birmingham Food Council is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales number 8931789