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Forgotten food issues: A case study of pesticides

Forgotten food issues: A case study of pesticides

17/07/17
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A few food and farming issues seem to hog the limelight in the media and in political and public discourse, which means that many other important issues are often ‘forgotten’ or neglected in public debates. One such issue is the pesticide approval process, but there are many others.

On the landmark 10th Anniversary of our Business Forum dinners, we discussed ‘forgotten’ food issues. Our guests heard from keynote speakers, Sheila Dillon, food journalist and longstanding presenter of Radio 4’s widely-respected ‘The Food Programme’ and Helen Browning OBE, organic farmer, Chief Executive of the Soil Association and Council member of the Food Ethics Council. The meeting was chaired by David Pink, Emeritus Professor of Crop Improvement at Harper Adams University and Trustee of the Food Ethics Council.


Food Citizenship

Food Citizenship

04/07/17
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How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system.

Sustainable food systems: How does the UK measure up?

Sustainable food systems: How does the UK measure up?

03/07/17
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'How sustainable are UK food and farming systems? The Food Sustainability Index (FSI) is trying to answer that frustratingly difficult question. Here, we ask experts to assess the UK's performance against the FSI, and ask them how the country can rise up the ranks.

Food Makers 2030

Food Makers 2030

11/05/17
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The March 2017 Business Forum report asks  who will grow and make our food in the future.

Feeding the nation: labour constraints inquiry

Feeding the nation: labour constraints inquiry

27/04/17
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Food Ethics Council response to Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into challenges to the food supply chain from shortages of workers

Food Ethics Council Impact Report 2016

Food Ethics Council Impact Report 2016

13/04/17
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Style guide - guest authors

Style guide - guest authors

03/04/17
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A style guide for guest authors writing for Food Ethics Council publications and our website.

The beginning of the end of cheap food?

The beginning of the end of cheap food?

14/03/17
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The January 2017 Business Forum report asks how we should prepare for food inflation and true cost food.

Brexit food ethics: trade deals and trade-offs

Brexit food ethics: trade deals and trade-offs

30/01/17
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November 2016's Business Forum discussed how terms of trade in food and agricultural products could be fair for all concerned.

Brexit food ethics: Beyond migrant labour

Brexit food ethics: Beyond migrant labour

30/11/16
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September 2016's Business Forum discussed the ethical issues surrounding the food and farming workforce post Brexit.