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The many arguments for urgent #climate action – in 32 A5 pages

How do you convince governments to take more urgent action on climate change? When ministries spend so much of their time, as one ex-downing street advisor once said to me, firefighting the immediate problems of the day? The authors of … Continue reading

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Visiting the world’s largest oregano processor

Ever bought any dried oregano or eaten anything with oregano in it? Then you’ve probably eaten some that came from the Kutas factory in Turkey. Here you’ll find and smell the most oregano in one place in the world, as … Continue reading

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Creating a vibrant gastroeconomy in Turkey

How do you get people to treat food and cuisines as a serious part of the creative economy that supports economic as well as social development in a country? That is what a group of restaurateurs in Turkey have just … Continue reading

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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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