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Food: All things considered

Food: All things considered

01/06/15
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To celebrate the 50th Business Forum, the Food Ethics Council published a report highlighting the inequalities inherent in global food systems, and assesses the constraints, enablers and transformations needed to move towards global food systems that are fair and healthy.

A steak in the future

A steak in the future

27/01/15
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Even if we can grow cultured meat, should we? The report of the Business Forum on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

Square Meal

Square Meal

06/08/14
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Ten organisations (The Food Research Collaboration, the RSPB, Friends of the Earth, the National Trust, the Food Ethics Council, Sustain, the Wildlife Trusts, the Soil Association, Eating Better and Compassion in World Farming) have come together for the first time to highlight the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the need for major changes to national food and farming policy.

Square Meal: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health aims to start a collaborative discussion in the run up to next year’s general election, and influence future government policies on these issues.


The food system we made?

The food system we made?

26/03/14
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The March 2014 Business Forum meeting heard from Jonathan Porrit, co-founder of Forum for the Future and author of The World We Made about the key events, technology breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that might make the world a better place by the mid-twenty first century.

The report of this Business Forum is available to download below.


Sustainable intensification: Unravelling the rhetoric

Sustainable intensification: Unravelling the rhetoric

01/07/12
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The Summer issue of Food Ethics magazine asks: what does ‘sustainable intensification’ mean? Is it the silver bullet that will deliver green and fair farming and food systems, or is it business as usual with a green halo?

Soil: a fragile foundation

Soil: a fragile foundation

01/04/12
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In the spring 2012 issue of Food Ethics magazine we take on the much undervalued subject of soils. Their health and sustainability is fundamental to our future – ensuring fertility for increasing yields; helping cope with drought and water shortages; maintaining human health though providing essential nutrients to our diets; and its essential role in carbon sequestration.

Banking biodiversity

Banking biodiversity

31/05/11
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The summer 2011 edition of Food Ethics magazine examines the ethics of valuing nature. Contributors discuss the strengths and weaknesses of putting a monetary value on our ecosystem services, and explore other ways to protect biodiversity, including ecological and bioregional economics.

Contributors include Food Ethics Council member, author and philosopher Kate Rawles, Matt Rayment of GHK International, David Baldock (Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy), Mohammed Rafiz (Rainforest Alliance), Vandana Shiva, Chris Knight (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Henry Buller (Exeter University), Larry Lohmann (The Corner House), and Molly Scott-Cato (Cardiff Metropolitan University).


Land: values, rights and reforms

Land: values, rights and reforms

01/12/10
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Fears of food insecurity, water scarcity and the search for diminishing natural resources are making land our most precious asset. The winter edition of Food Ethics takes a closer look at some of these pressures on land in the UK and the developing world, and assesses the best ways of tackling them.

Contributors include Caroline Spelman MP, Klaus Deninger, lead economist at the World Bank; Shaun Spiers, head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England; Tim Rice from Actionaid; Simon Fairlie; Ian Scoones at the Institute of Development Studies; Robin Palmer, campaigner and expert on land grabs, and many more.


Climate change: Food and farming after Copenhagen

Climate change: Food and farming after Copenhagen

01/12/09
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In this edition of the Food Ethics magazine, contributors assess the effects of climate change on agriculture, and analyse how agriculture affects global warming.

Waste: Dishing the dirt

Waste: Dishing the dirt

25/09/09
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In the Autumn 2009 edition of Food Ethics we took an in-depth look at food waste.

Wasting food is costly, damages the environment and, in a world where a billion people are hungry, deeply unfair. But is simply cutting food waste enough to tackle these problems?