The Future of Our Food

The Food Research Collaboration is partnered with the ESRC-funded ‘Future of our Food’ project. (You can read about the first FRC/Future of our Food joint meeting on our news blog here).


“The Future of our Food” is an innovative seminar series that unites academics, civil society organisations, members of the general public and policy makers in an effort to jointly explore emerging challenges in agriculture and food in the UK and globally. The project is designed to synthesise cutting-edge research on food systems for a mixed, multidisciplinary audience.

The topic of each seminar was informed by the outcomes of an initial FRC/Future of our Food joint meeting with CSOs ( see our news blog here for more information)

Each event aimed to:
• Provide an overview of state of the art research on various aspects of the UK food system
• Explore links between the UK and global food system
• Define key future trajectories of sustainability and resilience of UK food system

The project is run as a collaboration between Universities in England, Wales and Scotland, with close engagement from civil society organisations from across the UK food system.

Members of the organising team are:

Professor Steffen Boehm, University of Essex

Dr Zareen Bharucha, University of Essex

Dr Jane Hindley, University of Essex

Professor Tim Lang, City University London

Professor Terry Marsden, Cardiff University

Dr Antonio Ioris, University of Edinburgh

Dr Jessica Paddock, Cardiff University 

David Watson, University of Essex

For more information on the project, please contact Professor Steffen Boehm at steffen[at]essex.ac.uk.