Food

Sustainable and just food system futures

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Sustainable Places

Hannah Pitt, Angelina Sanderson-Bellamy and Poppy Nicol ASPECT Event 13th October 2020  As part of the ASPECT 2020 Annual Event held virtually this year, Hannah Pitt, Angelina Sanderson Bellamy and Poppy Nicol, all researchers at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, presented their work on sustainable and just food system futures.   Rooted with Global Perspectives Staying rooted
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Learning Pathways into Sustainable Agriculture

Posted on 6 January 2020 by Sustainable Places

Alice Taherzadeh, Research Student, Sustainable Places Research Institute The research project Learning Pathways into Sustainable Agriculture was undertaken in the summer of 2019 in order to shed light on the experiences of a growing number of young people who choose to enter sustainable agriculture from non farming backgrounds. How to encourage and support more young
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Urgent climate change action now! So what are the leading policy interventions needed in the agri-food/energy nexus over the next five years?

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry MarsdenDirector, Sustainable Places Research Institute Recent mass protests, government and parliamentary responses over the past month have entered a new phase of policy urgency regarding the need to both drastically cut carbon emissions and provide the necessary transformatory infrastructure in the UK to accelerate post -carbonised systems in the overall economy. This new
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Profit and hegemony in agribusiness

Posted on 27 November 2018 by Sustainable Places

Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy The insidious control over farming practices exercised by seed companies is an example of how powerful actors in the agri-food system promote profit over environment and health. More important, is the question of how we can shape a more desirable farming system that works for farmers, the public and the environment.
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100% Certified: How private food standards impact stakeholders, democracy, and Costa Rican forests

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Sustainable Places

Julianna Horiuchi Research Assistant, spring 2018 I’m Julianna Horiuchi, an undergraduate student from the U.S. studying Environmental Science and Food Systems at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. I joined the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) as a research assistant for the spring 2018 term, moving to Cardiff for five months to dive headfirst into sustainability
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