Prof Tony Heron Appointed Parliamentary Academic Fellow

20 February 2020 / IKnowFood

We are delighted to announce that Professor Tony Heron, Co-Investigator of our Supply Chain Research Theme, has been appointed as Parliamentary Academic Fellow at the House of Commons International Trade Select Committee. For the next two years, Professor Heron will spend two days per week working in Parliament with the International Trade Select Committee. The […]

Prof Doherty Attends UNCTAD Event in Geneva

23 January 2020 / IKnowFood

Professor Bob Doherty attended an UNCTAD event in Geneva, on 22 January, where he launched the WFTO report  “Creating the New Economy: Business models that put people and planet first”. Trade tensions have highlighted the importance of fair trade considerations and how the benefits of global value chains are shared. The event was titled “Value […]

New report on alternatives to profit-primacy business models

22 January 2020 / IKnowFood

Today, 22 January, the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) launch a major new report on mission-primacy business models, the alternative to profit-primacy models, which attempts to capture the hope and opportunity that is already emerging. Here’s a short video summarising it: The report “Creating the New Economy: Business models that put people and planet first” […]

“Why some people are being put off food banks” The Conversation

11 December 2019 / IKnowFood

Dr Madeleine Power and Dr Katie Pybus have had an article published in The Conversation titled ‘Why some people are being put off food banks‘, written in response to the Trussell Trust recently released State of Hunger report. Whilst welcoming the clear links drawn between food insecurity and the welfare state, they highlight some important […]

York Citizens Food Assembly Policy Brief

11 December 2019 / IKnowFood

On the 8 November IKnowFood, in collaboration with the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), held a York Citizen Food Assembly. This was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of the Festival of Social Science. The York Citizen Food Assembly was designed to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing the […]

Prof Bob Doherty Keynote at CESFS & N8 AgriFood Workshop

28 June 2019 / IKnowFood

Professor Bob Doherty was the keynote speaker at the CESFS and N8 AgriFood Workshop on ‘Exploring Sustainability and Resilience in UK Food Supply Chains’, which took place at the University of Liverpool, on 28 July 2019. Professor Doherty’s gave a timely keynote on ‘Reslience of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains in the Face of […]

10 June 2019 / IKnowFood

IKnowFood and N8 AgriFood have produced a joint policy brief titled Resilience of fresh fruit and vegetables supply chains in the face of Brexit, which highlights the UK’s dependance on “just in time” supply from overseas for its supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. The brief concludes that “there will be pressure on maintaining UK FFV […]

Madeleine Power interviewed on BBC Radio York about food waste

17 May 2019 / IKnowFood

IKnowFood’s Dr Madeleine Power and chair of the York Food Poverty Alliance was on BBC Radio York on 14 May talking about food waste (from about 1:13) and the governments campaign to reduce food waste.

Bob Doherty Appointed to DEFRA’s New Science Research Programme

3 May 2019 / IKnowFood

New science research programme launched to inform DEFRA policy making Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) appoints six new Academic Fellows to lead Systems Research Programme and Professor Bob Doherty has been appointed food systems fellow. This new Systems Research Programme will look at some of the UK’s most pressing environmental issues to […]

IKnowFood publish article on Emerald Publishing’s new Sustainable Food Systems Open Access gateway

12 February 2019 / IKnowFood

Emerald Publishing becomes first publisher to adopt F1000’s Open Research Publishing model, focusing on social sciences. Designed in partnership with F1000, authors are invited to submit their research to Emerald Open Research, which offers greater pathways to impact by immediately contributing to societal challenges and being accessible to all. IKnowFood is one of the first […]