Food

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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Building a post-Brexit food and rural policy for Wales

Posted on 3 August 2017 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute   Recently myself and colleagues Professor’s Tim Lang (City University) and Erik Milstone (Sussex University) published the first major independent review of the overall impacts of Brexit on the UK food system: A Food Brexit: time to get real: A Brexit Briefing. The report, drawing on over
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Brexit : Towards building a new consensus for an Integrated Food and Rural Development Policy?

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute Just as increasing calls and debates occur regarding the need for a more integrated and comprehensive Food and Agricultural policy across Europe we now have the Brexit result, which  whilst not changing the urgency for the need  to debate the shape of European policy beyond 2020, certainly
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