Some friendly advice for the Secretary of State

This blog post by Jonathon Porritt is the second in a series of articles marking the launch of the Farm Power vision and research in November 2014.


Why farms can help shape the energy system of the future

This blog post is the first in a series of articles marking the launch of the Farm Power vision and research in November 2014, and is a guest post by Neil Hughes, Head of Technology at National Grid.

Protecting our food's future

This is a guest blogpost by Kevin Price, Corporate Marketing Manager, Certis Europe.


Fresh produce on the roof, at sea or in warehouses? The possibilities are numerous, but where will our food come from in the future?

Retail Horizons: Food shopping in a water-scarce world

This article first appeared on and is the seventh in a 12-part series about the future of US retail for the

Sourcing goods made in Africa: A UK business perspective

Looking at how to overcome real and perceived barriers to sourcing African-made products in the UK

Lords of the Flies

Good news on the maggot front!

Snacking on insects? Don’t get bugged out

Chewy and moist, the first bite didn’t seem strange at all. Like any other energy bar it was dark and densely packed, with a slightly sticky texture. It was only a close examination of the wrapper that revealed that the special ingredient was ground cricket flour.

FarmLog helps US farmers use land more efficiently

A new app aggregates data from across a farm and presents it in a user-friendly interface.

The commercial case strengthens for a sustainable supply strategy

Food and drink manufacturing businesses can identify critical ingredients using a new guide, Sustainable Sourcing – Five Steps Towards Managing Supply Chain.

Farm animals in the bigger system

“The problem about sustainability is that it’s all about systems thinking. And the modern world just doesn’t do systems thinking – whether you’re talking science, policy-making, health, education – or anything else that matters, for that matter!”