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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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#endhungeruk campaign launches big conversation – step up to the plate

g Today saw the launch of a long-term campaign to end the scandal of hunger and food insecurity in the UK. Over a dozen organisations have come together to encourage a big conversation around ‘How can we end hunger in … Continue reading

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Great new guide to global #soil #biodiversity from #EU on show @ESOF2016

My first degree was in soil science and it was great to see this beautifully illustrated Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas on display at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2016) in Manchester earlier this week. Despite all our lives depending upon soil, … Continue reading

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Turks set to tackle #agriculture and #food #ethics

Profs Talug, Yalim and Aksoy discuss this new project. The 4 e’s logo represents etik (ethics), ekoloji (ecology), ekmek (bread) and emek (work) What’s fair? What responsibilities do we have to future generations, weaker citizens or those of other countries? … Continue reading

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Concentration and Power in the #Food System: Who Controls What We Eat

For years Phil Howard has been proving that a picture is worth a thousand words – or more – with his visualisations of food industry structures. These reveal the growing concentration and connections between the ever fewer firms that control … Continue reading

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@_RajPatel on #sugar, capitalism and seven cheap things

Capitalism began with sugar argues Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for The World’s Food System. He was talking about a new book he’s working on at a meeting on Critical Agrarian Studies … Continue reading

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