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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.


For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda

For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda

03/01/18
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This collection of articles addresses key questions about how the research agenda is set in food and farming, unmasks and challenges the dominant research paradigm, and highlights inclusive alternatives to deliver public good.


Fronting up: UK sustainable food systems in the spotlight

Fronting up: UK sustainable food systems in the spotlight

05/12/17
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This snapshot analysis of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index ('FSI') forms part of our work on the unleashing the power of indexes. The FSI is produced by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition ('BCFN') Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit ('EIU').

 

 


Executive summary. Fronting up: UK sustainable food systems in the spotlight

Executive summary. Fronting up: UK sustainable food systems in the spotlight

05/12/17
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The executive summary of our snapshot analysis of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index ('FSI') forms part of our work on the unleashing power of indexes. The FSI is produced by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition ('BCFN') Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit ('EIU').


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 Citizenship

Food Citizenship

04/07/17
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How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system.

Sustainable food systems: How does the UK measure up?

Sustainable food systems: How does the UK measure up?

03/07/17
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'How sustainable are UK food and farming systems? The Food Sustainability Index (FSI) is trying to answer that frustratingly difficult question. Here, we ask experts to assess the UK's performance against the FSI, and ask them how the country can rise up the ranks.


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.

Feeding the nation: labour constraints inquiry

Feeding the nation: labour constraints inquiry

27/04/17
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Food Ethics Council response to Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into challenges to the food supply chain from shortages of workers

Food Ethics Council Impact Report 2016

Food Ethics Council Impact Report 2016

13/04/17
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