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Author: Sophie Stewart

Regenerative Systems

January 22, 2024

Regenerative Systems by Sam Buckton We increasingly hear people talking about ‘transformation’ in the context of food system change, with the aim of overcoming the many crises associated with our current food systems, from food insecurity to environmental degradation. Transformation suggests a fundamental, systemic change. But what should transformation aim towards? People find it difficult […]

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Leveraging knowledge-policy interfaces for food systems transformation in the UK: lessons from civil society

December 19, 2023

Leveraging knowledge-policy interfaces for food systems transformation in the UK: lessons from civil society In the UK, a wide range of knowledge and evidence supports the development of food policy. And yet the relationships between knowledge, research, evidence, and policy are only partially understood. The term, ‘knowledge-policy interfaces,’ describes the power-laden processes, spaces, and structures […]

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Citizen Scientists Present Free School Meal Allowance Findings to MPs at Parliament Event

December 19, 2023

The Food Foundation and FixOurFood Empowers Young People in Advocacy for Change   In a groundbreaking event on November 29th, 2023, citizen scientists participating in The Food Foundation and FixOurFood programme took centre stage in the UK Parliament. Their mission: to present comprehensive findings and insights regarding the Free School Meal allowance, aiming to drive critical […]

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Cultivating a resilient food future: FixOurFood’s collaboration with the Yorkshire Grain Alliance

November 20, 2023

Cultivating a resilient food future: FixOurFood’s collaboration with the Yorkshire Grain Alliance By Ulrike Ehgartner FixOurFood is dedicated to building a sustainable and resilient food future. With us on this journey is the Yorkshire Grain Alliance (YGA), a passionate group of farmers, bakers, millers, traders, researchers, and community members committed to transforming the food system […]

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What do children think about school food?

October 23, 2023

Our FixOurFood in Schools team carried out some fun activities at the Harrogate Countryside Days to explore what is important to pupils around food in schools, and what changes they wanted to see in Yorkshire primary schools. 300 children participated in a sticky dot exercise. The students voted on 12 of priorities under the title […]

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FixOurFood at the Yorkshire Show

October 2, 2023

FixOurFood at the Yorkshire Show From 11-14 July, a large number of the FixOurFood researchers could be found in the Meet the Farmer area of the Great Yorkshire Show. We took a demonstration of our vertical farm with us – complete with two beds of microgreen crops growing aeroponically. We also offered visitors a chance […]

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The importance of feeding our children better

September 27, 2023

The importance of feeding our children better by Nicola Nixon We now know that food that is available within the current food system is making us and our planet sick at alarming rates. Poor diet is linked to 11 million early deaths, 255 million disability adjusted life years and is estimated to contribute approximately a […]

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DEFRA secondment – Dr Christopher Yap

September 25, 2023

DEFRA secondment – Dr Christopher Yap The government has committed to publishing a Land Use Framework for England. This much needed legislation has the potential to support land use decision making that can balance competing demands on land, not least in relation to food production, carbon sequestration, biodiversity net gain, and housing and infrastructure development. […]

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