As the Brexit debacle shambles on in the UK, what it signifies is part of a bigger shift that Prof Terry Marsden calls disruptive governance. This has profound implications for the food system and supply chains. In this interview, he explains more about the risks this shift poses and what some of the opportunities and challenges, including financialisation, are for the future of food in UK, with an example from the dairy sector.
I met Terry in Cardiff earlier this week when I went to discuss some presentations by MSc students on the Food Politics and Sustainability degree. Terry is Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University, where I’m an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Geography and Planning.
Terry is one of the authors of Feeding Britain: Food Security after Brexit a paper produced by The Food Research Collaboration which produces a range of Brexit Briefings, and Voices as part of its workstream on ‘Influencing Brexit to achieve food system sustainability’