Tag - food crime
While The Hand That Feeds, the food crime musical outside St Martin in the Bullring on Saturday 14th May was buzzing a great audience, our hashtag #StopFoodCrime was trending third in the UK.
Continue reading “Food crime musical: Live audience of 2.5K & #StopFoodCrime trending #3”
Who’s who in the team? continued…
How are we getting the science right?
by Kate Cooper
Continue reading “The #StopFoodCrime THTF team – part two – Scientists”
At the End of the Day
by Xhosa Cole
Before having met Kate Cooper I’d never really thought about the food that I’d used to put into my body. Of course I’d always been lectured about 5-a-day, 2 litres of water a day and that stuff but as far a I was concerned I was a invincible teenaged boy without a care in the world- as long as my stomach wasn’t rumbling I was happy!
Continue reading “Xhosa Cole – The Hand That Feeds – At the End of the Day.”
The Hand That Feeds
by Graeme Rose
It was while planning the first of the New Optimists’ Narrativium performances, ‘Food Futures’, in the summer of 2014, that Kate Cooper started talking about what she called her “Mad Opera” – inspired by the Horsemeat Scandal which had precipitated a media and ministerial storm back in 2013.
Continue reading “Graeme Rose – The Hand That Feeds – Wake Up Call”
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD…
It was back in spring, 2015, when Kate Cooper asked if I’d like to be involved in a “mad food crime opera”. The challenge, she said, was to turn facts about food crime into an entertaining and accessible story. I was dubious, I mean what was food crime? But Kate’s passion about raising awareness about food adulteration and food fraud was infectious, and I was hooked.
Continue reading “Mez Packer – The Hand That Feeds – IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD”
What is Food Crime?
By Kate Cooper
The first time I ever heard the phrase ‘food crime’ was from Professor Chris Elliott. He’d been commissioned by the Government to investigate our food supply network after the ‘Horsegate’ scandal, and he’d asked to see me because of The New Optimists work with scientists.
Continue reading “Birmingham helping lead the way in tackling food crime.”
A musical about food crime? …of all things!
Continue reading “Pan narrans? . . . are we the storytelling ape?”
Continue reading “#StopFoodCrime . . . Food Crime: The Musical! . . . 14th May . . .”
Continue reading “Narrativium III: A theatrical song cycle on food crime”
Last night Birmingham Food Council held an event to look at what’s happening in Birmingham following on from the release of The Elliott Report, The report commissioned in response the horse meat scandal.
Professor Chris Elliott, the author of the report joined us to give us an update on the national picture – What has happened since the release of the publication, and Nick Lowe from Birmingham City Council came and gave us a talk on where the council sits – What they are doing to stop food crime and preserve food integrity across the city.
The whole night was live blogged over on the Birmingham Food Council’s website, and you can go there now to get a flavour of the discussions that have taken place.
You can also add your thoughts by joining the #FoodCrime conversation on twitter.