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Food Scholar, Interdisciplinary Thinker, Social Justice Researcher, and Excellent University Teacher

Food is not waste, until it is wasted

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing – here’s where it occurs

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Megan Blake, University of Sheffield

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded. Edible food makes up approximately 1.3 gigatonnes of this (one gigatonne is a billion tonnes). For comparison, one tonne of wasted food is about the equivalent of 127 large plastic bin bags. This not only represents a phenomenal loss in terms of food that could feed people, but also a loss in resources such as water, labour power, soil nutrients, transportation energy and so forth. Continue reading

Are we framing this right?… Food Poverty or Everyday Food Insecurity

While Food Poverty is a popular term within the food charity sector in the UK, is it really what you want to be doing? Is it, in fact, everyday food insecurity that you seek to support?  Continue reading

Reblogged from the Conversation: Capitalism has coopted the language of food-Costing the world millions of meals.

Capitalism has coopted the language of food – costing the world millions of meals

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Megan Blake, University of Sheffield

Hardly a day goes by when food is not in the news. We are at once encouraged to eat Continue reading

Final report: Feeding Affordances and Decent Helpings

I am sharing here the final report for that I have written for a project that I did with Doncaster Council Public Health. The research with Doncaster examined some of the ways that community organizations help to support household and community food related resilience as well as considering how to build on the potential for local authority and third sector collaboration.

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