Shaping Brexit outcomes: How can we get the best post-Brexit outcomes for UK food and farming systems?
With less than 200 days to go until Brexit day, our Business Forum discussed how to shape a better, fairer future for UK food and farming. Guest speakers included President of the NFU Minette Batters and Vicki Hird, Sustainable Farm Campaign Coordinator, Sustain.
Ethical consumerism: an oxymoron?
Our July Business Forum asked, how can we grow people’s influence on the food system beyond the point of purchase?
Meat tax: does tax have to be taxing? How can we fairly respond to the meat challenge?
May's Business Forum tackled the contentious issue of meat tax.
Lessons from France: world leader on sustainable food & farming?
The March Business Forum asked 'what lessons can we learn from France'?
Trust, technology and beyond certification
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?
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
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.