Lauren Blake from the Royal Veterinary College joins the FRC for our Food Bites series and explores the current issues in the food system and what civil society organisations and academics could be doing to work towards solutions that address the issues within the food system.
Lauren is currently a teaching fellow at LCIRAH/RVH for the IFSTAL programme. She graduated from SOAS with an MA in the Anthropology of Food, conducting research on malnutrition, gender and intervention programmes with agricultural communities in rural Guatemala. Whilst at SOAS she also did some research on food labelling for the Social Science Research Unit of the Food Standards Agency. Lauren’s PhD (forthcoming), at the University of Sheffield and in collaboration with the British Library, is based on in-depth oral history interviews and ethnography with UK based food activists, campaigners and policy makers. The recorded interviews form a new public sound archive at the British Library.