Category Archives: Reports

Cutting #livestock consumption to prevent further wildlife extinction

There was a major conference on Extinction and Livestock in London last week, 5-6 October 2017.  The contributions will be put up on line in due course but I took the chance to interview some of those present. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Science for #food and #environment – Royal Society conference on Science for Defra (#sci4defra)

Last week I spent a day in London at the Royal Society conference Science for Defra (Department of environment, food and rural affairs in the UK), where I helped facilitate one of the tables in the food and farming workshop. … Continue reading

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Food ethics in Turkey and a 1200 years old olive tree

I went to Turkey in early March to present a paper at the first Turkish Agricultural and Food Ethics Congress held at Ankara’s University’s Agriculture Faculty. I shared my experience of the Food Ethics Council and how our thinking about … Continue reading

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Taking #hunger as seriously as medals – why the UK needs a minister to tackle household #food insecurity

I wrote the following blog for the End Hunger UK campaign website. What do you think is more important? Putting on a good show for the world and winning lots of medals in the London 2012 Olympics or ending hunger … Continue reading

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Expanding our understanding of plants and where our food comes from – from clay pit to Eden today

I was in Cornwall a few weeks ago and took the chance to visit the Eden Project. I had last been there nearly 15 years ago, shortly after it opened. Quite a transformation – but that is as nothing compared … Continue reading

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Smallholder innovation for resilience in the face of climate change – reports from China, India, Kenya and Peru.

“Understanding the coping and risk-management strategies of farmers who are already facing extreme climatic stresses and variation will be useful in developing strategies that can be adopted by other farmers who will face similar challenges in the future” according to a … Continue reading

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Incredible Edible Todmorden celebrates with French guest who offers a five step method for starting your own Incredible Edible

It’s changed lives, is changing education and is spreading round the world with remarkable speed. Especially when you consider it was just an idea in a little town in the South Pennines just over seven years ago. It’s Incredible Edible … Continue reading

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