David Middleton Sustainability Conference: 28th September 2021

This blogpost provides the inputs to the afternoon workshop I’m facilitating at the Sustainability Conference on 28th September. A more comprehensive version, with links to more info (including answers to the questions), is in this document the 21st century challenge:...

Five levers on our food system

Birmingham spends some £3.4bn every year on food and drink, yet the cost of obesity to the city has been estimated to be £2.6bn, with a further £448M being spent here on dealing with alcohol related harm.

Our food system as a ‘black box’

Imagine the food system is a black box. You can’t see what’s going in, nor see inside it. But emerging from it are all the food and drinks bought by all of us in Birmingham today. On the outside are a...
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