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.
FEC Magazine. Summer 2012. Sustainable intensification: Unravelling the rhetoric
The Summer issue of Food Ethics magazine asks: what does ‘sustainable intensification’ mean? Is it the silver bullet that will deliver green and fair farming and food systems, or is it business as usual with a green halo?
FEC Magazine. Spring 2012. Soil: a fragile foundation
In the spring 2012 issue of Food Ethics magazine we take on the much undervalued subject of soils. Their health and sustainability is fundamental to our future – ensuring fertility for increasing yields; helping cope with drought and water shortages; maintaining human health though providing essential nutrients to our diets; and its essential role in carbon sequestration.
FEC Magazine. Winter 2010. 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.
FEC Magazine. Winter 2009. Climate change: Food and farming after Copenhagen
In this edition of the Food Ethics magazine, contributors assess the effects of climate change on agriculture, and analyse how agriculture affects global warming.
FEC Magazine. Autumn 2009. Waste: Dishing the dirt
In the Autumn 2009 edition of Food Ethics we took an in-depth look at food waste.
Wasting food is costly, damages the environment and, in a world where a billion people are hungry, deeply unfair. But is simply cutting food waste enough to tackle these problems?