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Food system change and animal agriculture missing in Glasgow Climate Pact at COP 26

One of the most disappointing things about the outcome of the Glasgow Climate Summit – COP 26 – is that there is no mention of food, farming or agriculture in the final text of the main Glasgow Pact. Yet for … Continue reading

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Ireland’s bid to be a global sustainable food system leader – challenges at home and abroad

The Irish government just published its  ‘Food Vision 2030 – A World Leader in Sustainable Food Systems’ at the beginning of August. In July, I joined a webinar at which aid agencies Trócaire and Oxfam Ireland published their report ‘ … Continue reading

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Four key words for the UN #FoodSystems Summit – power, control, risks, benefits.

There’s a veritable avalanche of reports, webinars and meetings around food systems at the moment. From the locally focussed National Food Strategy for England and Proposals for Sustainable Food Systems in Ireland (download report here), to the UN Food and … Continue reading

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Civil society must collaborate in a long food movement for sustainable food systems by 2045

Lead author, Pat Mooney, of the report ‘A Long Food Movement? Transforming food systems by 2045’ explains why civil society must act to cut waste and avoid an “agribusiness-as-usual” approach in which power in the food system is handed over to data platforms, private equity firms, and e-commerce giants. Continue reading

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Food in a Changing Climate – an Australian perspective from Prof Alana Mann

Australian Professor Alana Mann discusses some key themes from her recent book ‘Food in a Changing Climate’ in this wide-ranging conversation. She believes Australia could be seen as a case study in what can go badly wrong if you are naive about climate change and our food systems. Continue reading

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Creating #foodsecurity post COVID-19 and reaching zero #hunger – in conversation with Jennifer Clapp

Prof Clapp discusses the meaning of food security (0-10’25”), the impact of COVID-19 (10’25”-16’10”), issues arising for the Food Systems Summit (16’10”-25’02”) and the challenges to current trade, finance, industry,  and research structures Continue reading

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Mobilising cities to tackle the climate crisis through food system change for the Climate Summit – COP26

Cities and local governments can play an essential part in enabling the transformation of food systems needed as part of tackling the climate crisis, says Pete Ritchie of Nourish Scotland. In this interview, he explains how getting cities, local and … Continue reading

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Seed sovereignty under threat – time to reform seed laws, nationally and internationally, says Dr Clare O’Grady Walshe

Dr Clare O’Grady Walshe studies politics and international relations and wanted to understand the power and political dynamics inherent in changing seed laws, policies, and practices inside countries in the face of globalisation. After a careful study of how the … Continue reading

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Reflections from the UK on COVID-19 and our food systems

In Mid-May, I was asked to make this video as a contribution to the Agricultural and Food Ethics Association of Turkey (TARGET) ‘Virtual Conferences in the days of Corona’. It starts with a brief introduction in Turkish with sub-titles in … Continue reading

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Sitopia: how food can save the world – an interview with Carolyn Steel

In her wide ranging book ‘Sitopia: how food can save the world’ Carolyn Steel aims to provide a tool with which to think – and re-think – the world through food. In this interview, she explains the meaning of the … Continue reading

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