Reflections – Food & Our Future discussion event

Posted Posted in Food, Poverty, Retail

A quick few personal reflections after our Food and Our Future event last night. These are more a response than an account, so if you weren’t there then apologies as you’re getting much less than half the conversation. . Firstly thanks to all the people who came – really brilliant turnout – and even more to our excellent speakers, Chris Mould, Liz Dowler and […]

Time to change: Professor Lang’s challenge: embrace local sourcing

Posted Posted in Co-operatives, Economics, Economy, Fair trade, Food, Import substitution, Local economies, Planning, Procurement, Sustainability, Transition, Transport

Susan Press in the Co-operative News reports a challenge issued by Professor Tim Lang, Head of City University London’s Centre for Food Policy, to the Co-operative Group. It is time to radically change the way food is delivered and distributed to the Group’s 4,800 retail outlets: “At a time of growing interest in locally sourced food, he thinks there should […]