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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 […]

‘Sustainable Consumption, the Middle Classes and Agri-food Ethics in the Global South’ launch meeting

16 May 2018 / IKnowFood

This week saw the ESRC kick off meeting at Kings Manor for the 2-year research programme titled, ‘Sustainable Consumption, the Middle Classes and Agri-food Ethics in the Global South’. The research is a collaboration between four N8 Universities (York, Newcastle, Sheffield and Durham) plus the Universities of Cape Town, Federal, Rio de Janeiro and Sun […]

Launch of Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems

15 May 2018 / IKnowFood

Professor Bob Doherty, Professor of Marketing at University of York and Principal Investigator of IKnowFood, was opening keynote at the launch of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems (CESFS) at the University of Liverpool on Friday 11 May. CESFS is a multidisciplinary collaboration between academics from across the University of Liverpool and has […]

Prof Bob Doherty Talks about Recyclable Plastic Packaging on Radio 4’s You and Yours

16 April 2018 / IKnowFood

      On Friday 13 April IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme about recyclable plastic packaging. Looking particularly at the case of the Coop, who have responded to concerns over single use plastic by introducing a recyclable bottle and asking if consumers are willing to choose  […]