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For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda.

A special magazine bringing together the thoughts and opinions of 32 international experts to explore power lies in setting our food and farming research agenda.

‘For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda'. The Food Ethics Council asked international experts to explore where the power lies in setting our food and farming research agenda. We also asked who benefits from both publicly and privately funded research. We believe the status quo research agenda is not delivering the public good required for a food system that serves the needs of people, planet and animals. 

This collection of articles starts addressing key questions about how the research agenda is set in food and farming, unmasking and challenging the dominant research paradigm, and highlighting inclusive alternatives to deliver public good. The report is aimed at research institutions, funding bodies, government officials, CSOs and anyone with an interest in redefining the research agenda for the public good, especially in post-Brexit UK. 

“The Food Ethics Council’s excellent ‘For whom?’ publication is a hugely significant collection of insights on the food and farming research agenda. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the long-term future of food and farming.”

Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director, Forum for the Future

Download the full magazine

Download Editorial. Big questions and radical change. Dan Crossley

Download Food Ethics Council viewpoint. Calling for a paradigm shift

Download The Big Question. How can food and farming research deliver for the long-term public good? Various authors

The report includes contributions from:
Miguel Altieri | Molly Anderson | Annelie Bernhart | Helen Browning | Ibrahima Coulibaly | Dan Crossley | Liza Draper | David Drew MP | Ralph Early | Liz Hosken | Toby Hodgkin | IPES-Food | Nic Lampkin | Tim Lang | Les Levidow | Steve McLean | Tom MacMillan | Renato Maluf | Ben Mepham | Dunja Mijatovic | Pat Mooney | Marion Nestle | Clara Nicholls | Helena Paul | Susanne Padel | Michel Pimbert | Jonathan Porritt | Claire Robinson | Suman Sahai | Ruth Segal | Steve Tones | Melanie Welham