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Featuring news and analysis from people actively involved in producing food and shaping policy, each issue focuses on a specific topic and actively seeks to challenge accepted opinion and spark constructive debate.
What people have said about Food Ethics:
"Cutting-edge analysis that prompts real debate." Zac Goldsmith, Director of The Ecologist.
"...a welcome forum for a debate we urgently need to have." Professor Peter Singer, author of Eating.
"Provocative and practical... packed with critical insight." Joanna Blythman, author of Shopped and Bad Food Britain.
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Food Ethics - Winter '08
Eating out is one of the trends most profoundly affecting the food system, yet most of us know little about the industry that wields such an influence on our lives. The Winter '08 edition of Food Ethics is an eating out guide with a difference.
The guide looks at the problems around catering and then at the solutions. It explores what makes eating out different from eating at home – are the challenges facing the ‘food service’ industry down to the food, to the service or both?
Food Ethics - Summer '08
As the UK and other governments meet in Rome for crisis talks on food prices, the latest edition of Food Ethics magazine urges governments to tackle the injustice at the heart of the crisis and not to use food concerns as a vehicle to push through other ambitions.
The collection has contributions from global figures including Jacques Diouf (Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation), Josette Sheeran (Chief Executive of the World Food Programme) and Lester K Brown (President of the Earth Policy Institute).
Food Ethics - Autumn '08
GM is back, thanks to the food crisis, prompting election debates in Australia, royal foreboding in Britain and argument over aubergines in India. The latest edition of Food Ethics magazine lays the foundation for constructive dialogue that moves on from stagnant arguments for or against genetic modification.
The key, we argue in the editorial, is to ask an open question: not ‘do we need GM?’ – the question now occupying the airwaves - but ‘what do we need?’ Calling for a debate about one technology is just a nice way of telling people to like it or loathe it, depending on how you ask.
Food Ethics - Spring '08
The world uses 200,000,000 litres of water a second to grow its food – like gulping down the Amazon River day in, day out. By 2025 an estimated 1.8 billion people will be living without enough water to survive. We need to change how we need water, but is simply using less the answer? In the latest edition of Food Ethics we find out.
We cannot sustain our current water habits. In some places rivers and aquifers are sucked dry. In others there is still water but not enough to support ecosystems or people’s livelihoods Where water is scarce injustice abounds.