Monthly Archives: February 2015

Food Production within the new ‘Living Building Challenge’ design and assessment system

Leeds Beckett is leading an initiative to develop a local overlay for LBC. We’re currently running workshops to work out how to translate this ‘deep green/holistic’ US development accreditation system for UK use. (Google and Sky are currently building high profile … Continue reading

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What can Leeds learn from Tod?

Jonathan Schifferes measures the impact of community food projects in Todmorden. “The “Do-It-Yourself” approach runs counter to the wider climate in the voluntary sector, which increasingly stresses the importance of evaluation and measurement – of being able to demonstrate how … Continue reading

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Does urban agriculture really solve any problems?

Interesting article, with some good links: http://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/urban-farming-passing-fashion-or-viable.html#.VN5vg5UUZDg.linkedin

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What is The Leeds Foodshed?

(Clue; it’s not a shed full of food – well, not as such!): Mendes-LCC FoodSustainability Report-Aug 2013 Angelina Mendes raises some interesting issues for our city there. What do you think? The original Leeds Food Strategy, which lapsed in 2010 is … Continue reading

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Should we all be eating insects?

Three students from Leeds Beckett think so… Click to read their proposal – (New single page version – easier to read): The Grubbies Both pages

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Food Security using Ecosystem Services

The Food Theme are very pleased to announce that Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Food Standards Agency will be giving a seminar here at the University of Leeds. Wednesday 11 February 5:00pm Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 20 Professor Guy Poppy Chief Scientific … Continue reading

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FoodWise Leeds

FoodWise Leeds is a driving force for good food in Leeds. We encourage people to grow, buy, serve and eat healthy, sustainable food; building a locally-focused, high quality, low carbon, minimum waste and fair food system for our city.

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