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Seeing Brexit from China – where #food and #foodsecurity matters greatly

Jet-lagged and Brexit shocked, I’m trying to readjust after returning from a week’s visit to China. The shock began as I got up at 4.30am on Friday June 24th to hear the referendum result, then left for Beijing arriving there … Continue reading

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From India’s green to greed to evergreen revolution – M S Swaminathen discusses a lifetime’s work

In 2009, I met M S Swaminathan during a visit to India. A plant genetistist, who was at Cambridge at the same time as Watson and Crick, he is often known as the father of India’s green revolution. A towering … Continue reading

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Addressing #hunger, #debt, #trade and #finance – a lifetime’s work for Susan George

Susan George has been an indefatigable campaigner for a fairer world all her life. Her first book ‘How the Other Half Dies – the real reasons for world hunger’ published in the mid 1970s was hugely influential on a whole … 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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Why we must change now by UK’s #FoodSecurity champion, Tim Benton

Tim Benton has got quite a title. He is the champion for the UK Global Food Security Programme. He is also a professor in population ecology at the University of Leeds. In January, he was one of the witnesses at … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Inequality: Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind – Fabian Commission #foodandpoverty interim report

I’m on my way to Glasgow to chair a hearing of the Fabian Commision on Food and Poverty tonight. Yesterday, we released our interim report ‘A Recipe for Inequality: Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind’. You can … Continue reading

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Food Security Governance – Empowering communities, regulating corporations. A new book by Nora McKeon

While I was in Rome this week I met Nora McKeon who’s just published a new book on how we manage our food systems. I took the chance to ask her to outline the key aims of the book and … Continue reading

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