Brexit, democracy, food security, Publications, Research, UK economy

Food trade: The EU and the US on Brexit

At last Brexit - the Britons mandate to leave EU from the referendum of 2016 - it seems it is not only an interest of British people and an outcome of using democratic right but it has also been a big game plan of international trade. Acoording to the JRF's research report 'low skills and… Continue reading Food trade: The EU and the US on Brexit

Austerity, Capitalism, Current Issues, inequality, opinion, UK economy

Instability: Poverty and low skill push Britain to Brexit

A report on the causes of BREXIT has been published. According to this report, Brexit was the reason of ‘Poverty, Low Skills and Lack of Opportunities’. The research was accomplished by Goodwin, M, and Heath, O (2016) for the JRF Organisation. ‘This report provides unprecedented insight into the dynamics of the 2016 vote to leave… Continue reading Instability: Poverty and low skill push Britain to Brexit

INCOMESCO

Amazing images from an ignored destination

Nepal is beautiful Himalayan landlocked country lies in between big giants, emerging economies, China and India. Diversity is the greatest feature of this country. Climate/nature, languages and cultural are so diversified. Evergreen cold and snow in the mountain range (Boarder of China), warm weather in mid part, and hottest plain area (boarder of India) have… Continue reading Amazing images from an ignored destination

food policy,, food security

Food Menus: A Mandatory Nutritional Information

Some countries have introduced mandatory nutritional labelling on menus – here's why the UK should follow suit Dolly Theis, University of Cambridge Would you eat a burger if you knew it contained almost 6,000 calories? Some would gladly tuck in while others would recoil in horror. But if you have calories on the menu, at… Continue reading Food Menus: A Mandatory Nutritional Information

food security

Seed to Soul : Food Security

The problem is that much of this involves carbon-hungry technology, such as glasshouses heated by burning gas or vast fields of plastic polytunnels.

Climate

Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy

I stand with the climate striking students – it's time to create a new economy Striking for the climate. Paapaya/Shutterstock Julia K. Steinberger, University of Leeds I initiated a letter of support to climate striking students – an English version of the German letter coordinated by ecologist Gregor Hagerdorn, signed by more than 1,000 academics… Continue reading Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy

Finance, food security

Food of the world: 10 years from today

BY Adhip Wagle The world as we know today is changing at a rapid rate and current human capabilities combined with recent technological advances make it possible for new ground-breaking ideas and creations to come to life every hour of the day. However, the food sector is one area of change that doesn’t get as… Continue reading Food of the world: 10 years from today

food security

Feeding the world: Archaeological and historical aspects

HoangTuan_photography/Pixabay, CC BY-SA Kelly Reed, University of Oxford What we eat can harm not only our health, but the planet itself. About a quarter of all the greenhouse gas emissions that humans generate each year come from how we feed the world. Most of them are methane released by cattle, nitrogen oxides from chemical fertilisers… Continue reading Feeding the world: Archaeological and historical aspects

Capitalism, poverty

Workers in poverty | JRF Report

The total number of workers in poverty has gone up over the last 20 years from 2.3 million workers in 1996/97 to 3.7 million workers in 2015/16. Of these 3.7 million workers in poverty, 1.7 million are full-time employees, 1.1 million are part-time employees and 0.9 million are self-employed workers. Just under half of workers… Continue reading Workers in poverty | JRF Report

Climate, food security

Climate and food: Together we work, we will be stronger

What they did and did not do in the past were the reasons for those consequences from which humanity has been at risk.

Labour Force

Zero-hours contract inflicts misery on millions

Employment may be at an all-time high in the UK, but austerity, low pay and zero-hours contracts (ZHC) inflict misery on millions But that counts people working less than six hours a week on zero-hour contracts. Conservative & Unionist Party Brian Stuart Finlay, University of Strathclyde The UK government has asserted that “employment is at… Continue reading Zero-hours contract inflicts misery on millions

food security

Food security and learning ability in India :

India: widespread food insecurity may be damaging children's ability to learn – and the future economy Shutterstock. Jasmine Fledderjohann, Lancaster University; Elisabetta Aurino, Imperial College London, and Sukumar Vellakkal, Birla Institute of Technology and Science There has been an impressive expansion in school enrolment in India since the early 2000s. Despite this, India is in… Continue reading Food security and learning ability in India :

inequality, Labour Force, Wage

Zero-hour contracts: A hidden modern slavery

Zero-hour contracts take a huge mental and physical toll – poor eating habits, lack of sleep and relationship problems shutterstock Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, University of Hertfordshire and Janet Barlow, University of Hertfordshire The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that between October… Continue reading Zero-hour contracts: A hidden modern slavery