The future of food - No.1

Vivian Moses

We who live in Britain and buy our food here (only 60% of which is grown in the country, with the rest imported) cannot help but be interested in the current state of UK food production and its future prospects.

Are there dark threats on the horizon or glowing prospects? Might climate change have unpleasant consequences or will we benefit? Will champagne production really move from France to England as some have suggested?
Phil Bicknell 

To respond to these and related issues, Phil Bicknell, Head of Food & Farming at the National Farmers Union, fields questions from biotechnologist Vivian Moses representing the inquiring British layman. Most of us live in towns and cities with probably a rather hazy notion of the realities of farming and the origins of our food. This is a good chance to learn a bit more.

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Elisabeth Luard

 

Elisabeth Luard

Elisabeth Luard is a much acclaimed food writer with a long list of books, memoirs and journal articles, and a former Trustee Director of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. In 2016 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Guild of Food Writers.

Elisabeth visited Talking Of Food recently to record extracts from her latest book Squirrel Pie and Other Stories.  She also talked to Anne Dolamore, and their conversation ranged from her childhood abroad and her years spent in Andalusia with a young family, to her perception of the current state of cookery in the UK.

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"A ticking bomb"

vivian moses oya alpar

That’s how Professor Oya Alpar, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics, University College London, describes the situation with regard to antibiotics. The World Health Organisation warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, including food security.

In this Talking Of Food video, Professor Vivian Moses interviews Professor Alpar on the issue of antibiotics and the food-chain.

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