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Sustainable diets: rational goal, irrational consumers?

Mapping and dissecting the sustainable diet problem is among the ultimate interdisciplinary scientific tasks of today. I don’t say that lightly. For the last 20 or so years, the evidence that diet is a driver of some of the major challenges facing humanity has grown, not diminished. And the scale of the task has quietly dawned on all who monitor and explore the nature of food’s impact on society, ecosystems and economy.

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Food, Brexit and the Consequences: what can academics and the UK food movement do?

In this blog-post FCRN member Tim Lang reflects on what Brexit means for the UK food system, sustainability and inequality; and he calls for the food movement to organise by highlighting priorities, tasks and areas of particular concern where joint action is needed.  We very much hope that you will add your feedback, ideas and comments to this post. You will have to register as a member to comment on this post, but if you have already created a member profile, you just need to be sure you are signed in

If you want to read more about Brexit implications for the food and agriculture sector we have listed a number of resources on the topic in our latest newsletter.

Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy. Hill farming in Lancashire UK in the 1970s formed his interest in relationship between food, health, environment, culture and political economy. He co-wrote Food Wars (2015), Unmanageable Consumer (2015), Ecological Public Health (2012) and Food Policy (2009).