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Meat tax: does tax have to be taxing? How can we fairly respond to the meat challenge?

Meat tax: does tax have to be taxing? How can we fairly respond to the meat challenge?

04/07/18
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May's Business Forum tackled the contentious issue of meat tax.


Lessons from France: world leader on sustainable food & farming?

Lessons from France: world leader on sustainable food & farming?

30/04/18
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The March Business Forum asked 'what lessons can we learn from France'?


Trust, technology and beyond certification

Trust, technology and beyond certification

06/02/18
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 October 2017's Business Forum asked 'how can we ensure values travel across the food chain?'


Food, farming and climate change: From culprit to champion?

Food, farming and climate change: From culprit to champion?

22/01/18
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Our November Business Forum asked 'how can we shift to radically decarbonised, climate-resilient food & farming?' Our speakers included Iain Watt, Principal Climate Change Specialist, Forum for the Future and Lord Deben, the Rt Hon John Gummer – member of the House of Lords, chair of UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change and former Secretary of State for the Environment.


Forgotten food issues: A case study of pesticides

Forgotten food issues: A case study of pesticides

17/07/17
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On the landmark 10th Anniversary of our Business Forum dinners, we discussed ‘forgotten’ food issues with Sheila Dillon, food journalist and longstanding presenter of Radio 4’s widely-respected ‘The Food Programme’ and Helen Browning OBE, organic farmer, Chief Executive of the Soil Association and Council member of the Food Ethics Council.


Food Makers 2030

Food Makers 2030

11/05/17
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The March 2017 Business Forum report asks  who will grow and make our food in the future.

The beginning of the end of cheap food?

The beginning of the end of cheap food?

14/03/17
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The January 2017 Business Forum report asks how we should prepare for food inflation and true cost food.

Brexit food ethics: trade deals and trade-offs

Brexit food ethics: trade deals and trade-offs

30/01/17
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November 2016's Business Forum discussed how terms of trade in food and agricultural products could be fair for all concerned.

Brexit food ethics: Beyond migrant labour

Brexit food ethics: Beyond migrant labour

30/11/16
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September 2016's Business Forum discussed the ethical issues surrounding the food and farming workforce post Brexit.

From hydroponics to underground farms

From hydroponics to underground farms

03/10/16
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How urban farming can best contribute to long-term food security. A report of the July 2016 Business Forum.