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IKnowFood calls for Michael Gove to consult more widely within Government on Agriculture Bill

30 October 2018 / IKnowFood

The forthcoming UK Agriculture Bill needs to sow the seeds for a better deal for farmers and level the playing field to ensure those at home aren’t left competing with cheaper and lower standard food imports in post-Brexit Britain. Food experts in the North of England are also eager for the Bill to give more […]

Co-op Future of Food Launch

5 October 2018 / IKnowFood

  For the past year the IKnowFood team have been helping to shape the Co-ops Future of Food vision. Professor Bob Doherty was one of the keynote speakers at the launch on Thursday 27 September. The key pillars of the report are: sourcing and creating with care treating people fairly learning and celebrating together The […]

Madeleine Power Interviewed on BBC Radio York about the Work of the York Food Poverty Alliance

24 July 2018 / IKnowFood

Madeleine Power, the Chair of York Food Poverty Alliance, spoke to Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast on BBC Radio York, about food poverty and holiday hunger in York. More particularly she talked about the food clubs the Alliance has organised to combat holiday hunger during the school summer holidays. To listen press here, starts at 02:11:00

Prof Bob Doherty Co-hosts Social Enterprise Workshop in Thailand

20 July 2018 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty co-hosted, with Thammasat Business School, a workshop titled ‘Thailand-UK Social Enterprise: Delivering Social Innovations’. The workshop was a part of a 15-month research project funded by Thammasat University in collaboration with the York Management School (UK). The project collected data on SE (Social Enterprise) business models both in Thailand (10 social enterprises) and […]

Paper Published on Food Insecurity in Voluntas

20 July 2018 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Madeleine Power, Professors Bob Doherty and Kate Pickett, along with Professor Neil Small from the University of Bradford, have had an article published in Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. The article is entitled ‘The Incompatibility of System and Lifeworld Understandings of Food Insecurity and the Provision of Food Aid in an […]

York Poverty Alliance set up in York

20 June 2018 / IKnowFood

Madeleine Power, a Research Fellow working on IKnowFood, is chair of a new York-based initiative, the York Food Poverty Alliance (YFPA). The alliance won £15,000 of funding to look at how to make York a resilient food city where no one goes hungry. YFPA is a partnership between the University of York, the City of […]

Prof Bruce Grieve on BBC Look North talking about the use of robotics to combat plant disease

12 June 2018 / IKnowFood

On the 11 June IKnowFood’s Professor Bruce Grieve, along with an N8 colleague from Sheffield, spoke to BBC Look North, about using robotics to detect plant diseases before they become visible to the human eye. Bruce talked about the creation of hand held technology and the progression to adapting mobile phones to allow us to […]

Prof Bruce Grieve interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today about robotics on farms

11 June 2018 / IKnowFood

 IKnowFood’s Professor Bruce Grieve was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme on 11 June. In the first in a series of reports looking at robotics technology on farms, Bruce  talks drones, blimps and balloons with interviewer Charlotte Smith.

Article in The Conversation ‘Europeans Deserve a Food Policy that Focuses on the Environment and People’s Health’

1 June 2018 / IKnowFood

IKnowFood’s Professor Bob Doherty has had an article published in The Conversation titled ‘Europeans Deserve a Food Policy that Focuses on the Environment and People’s Health’, written in response to Phil Hogan’s (EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development) announcement this Friday, on common agricultural policy (CAP) reform post 2020. Bob argues that the proposed […]

Madeleine Power on BBC Radio York talking about food poverty

24 May 2018 / IKnowFood

Madeleine Power, a Research Fellow working on IKnowFood, spoke on BBC Radio York for an hour (10-11am) on 23rd May about about food poverty and particularly about a new York-based initiative, York Food Poverty Alliance. They have won £15,000 of funding, to set up York Food Poverty Alliance and look at how to make York […]

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IKnowFood Stakeholder Conference

17 September 2019 / Amnesty International UK

As part of our IKnowFood dissemination we are going to be holding a stakeholder …