Fronting up: UK sustainable food systems in the spotlight
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').
Food: All things considered
A steak in the future
Ten organisations (The Food Research Collaboration, the RSPB, Friends of the Earth, the National Trust, the Food Ethics Council, Sustain, the Wildlife Trusts, the Soil Association, Eating Better and Compassion in World Farming) have come together for the first time to highlight the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the need for major changes to national food and farming policy.
Square Meal: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health aims to start a collaborative discussion in the run up to next year’s general election, and influence future government policies on these issues.
The food system we made?
The March 2014 Business Forum meeting heard from Jonathan Porrit, co-founder of Forum for the Future and author of The World We Made about the key events, technology breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that might make the world a better place by the mid-twenty first century.
The report of this Business Forum is available to download below.
Sustainable intensification: Unravelling the rhetoric
Soil: a fragile foundation
The summer 2011 edition of Food Ethics magazine examines the ethics of valuing nature. Contributors discuss the strengths and weaknesses of putting a monetary value on our ecosystem services, and explore other ways to protect biodiversity, including ecological and bioregional economics.
Contributors include Food Ethics Council member, author and philosopher Kate Rawles, Matt Rayment of GHK International, David Baldock (Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy), Mohammed Rafiz (Rainforest Alliance), Vandana Shiva, Chris Knight (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Henry Buller (Exeter University), Larry Lohmann (The Corner House), and Molly Scott-Cato (Cardiff Metropolitan University).
Land: values, rights and reforms
Fears of food insecurity, water scarcity and the search for diminishing natural resources are making land our most precious asset. The winter edition of Food Ethics takes a closer look at some of these pressures on land in the UK and the developing world, and assesses the best ways of tackling them.
Contributors include Caroline Spelman MP, Klaus Deninger, lead economist at the World Bank; Shaun Spiers, head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England; Tim Rice from Actionaid; Simon Fairlie; Ian Scoones at the Institute of Development Studies; Robin Palmer, campaigner and expert on land grabs, and many more.