The global crisis of 2020 has made
every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food
How have we arrived at where we are
now, in terms of the food we eat, where we source it and the impact it has on
our planet? What should a transformed
future look like? What actions can we all
take, collectively and individually, to bring about a sustainable and fair food
system that is better for our health, the environment, society and the
Professor Jackson is a member of DEFRA‘s Social Science Expert Group (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and previously chaired the Food Standards Agency’s Social Science Research Committee. He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017 and the Academia Europaea in 2019.
A new report from SAPEA lays out the social science evidence on how a transition in our food systems can happen in an inclusive, just and timely way. The SAPEA report is accompanied by a systematic review on the food policy ecosystem, conducted by Cardiff University and overseen by Academia Europaea.
The SAPEA Evidence Review Report A sustainable food system for the European Union provides an evidence base for the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. It was requested by the European College of Commissioners and written by a multidisciplinary group of leading scientists, nominated by academies across Europe.
The Cardiff Hub was delighted to attend the internationally-renowned Hay Festival this year. The first day of the festival focused on the topic of food. The Hub is working currently on a systematic review on sustainable food systems for the European Commission.
The Cardiff Hub is leading the systematic review for the new SAPEA project Towards an EU sustainable food system, coordinated by ALLEA (All European Academies). The first systematic literature review advisory group meeting took place on 21st May 2019. It was organised by the Hub and hosted by PLACE (Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University).