#TNOfood event — Food poverty in Birmingham: And finally . . .
At the end of Forum conversation on 9th February, I asked the people round the table to write the answers to two questions. And here are the questions, and what they wrote in reply:
What is the most interesting /important thing you’ve heard this evening?
- That supermarket data sets could be followed and federated to get a proper view in real time of consumption (though I’m not sure how!)
- Efficiency (and growing efficiency) of the food supply system.
- We eat safe food of very high quality but if supermarket supply chains (i.e. us) become too picky, growers will sell to other countries where they aren’t so fussy
- Mapping of chip shop location in relation to schools has been done [in one area]
- Publicly available fruit trees
- Rental mini-gardens in Digbeth
- The idea that food policy could be written into Neighbourhood Plans . . . Why didn’t I think of that!
What didn’t you say that you now wish you had?
- Do we need a ‘City Food Tsar’?
- Food poverty . . . basic social inequalities . . . how can we tackle this sustainably