Food and finance have been linked for thousands of years, with the world’s oldest bank set up to insure shepherds and their flocks. But the relationship isn’t always mutually supportive. Financial practices such as commodity market speculation have made food prices more volatile.
The spring edition of Food Ethics magazine, ‘Food and finance: trading security’, examines how finance can harm future food security, and what a fair finance system might look like.
Contributors include Guy Watson from Riverford Organic Vegetables, Harriet Lamb of the Fairtrade Foundation, Ian Price from Triodos Bank, Oliver Greenfield from WWF-UK, David McNair from Christian Aid, and many more experts in food and farming from commodity traders to farmers, and CSR specialists to Fairtrade companies.
You can read the full magazine by clicking on the link below.