Knowledge for better food systems

FCRN Blogs

The FCRN is all about the conversations and about transmitting knowledge and ideas in ways that people understand and that encourage further exploration and debate. We have created this space to encourage more personal stories with a focus on new ideas, debates and collaborations. The blog-posts are written by people who wish to share something related to new research, reflections from conferences and events or just to highlight thoughts on new ideas and emerging topics of concern. We encourage all of you to contribute. Don't hesitate to get in touch (mariepersson(at)fcrn.org.uk) to pitch a topic.

3 July 2015
Posted by: michaelwhamm

This post is written by FCRN member professor Michael W. Hamm: C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture - Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Mike is also a Visiting Fellow of Mansfield...

24 June 2015
Posted by: michaelwhamm

This post is written by FCRN member professor Michael W. Hamm: C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture - Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Mike is also a Visiting...

16 June 2015
Posted by: Vicki Hird

This blog-post is written by FCRN advisory board member Vicki...

5 June 2015
Posted by: michaelwhamm

This post is written by Michael W. Hamm: C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture - Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Mike is also a Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College and the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford,...

20 May 2015
Posted by: michaelwhamm

In this blog-post FCRN-member Professor Michael Hamm discusses a number of contested issues linked to the challenges posed by growing urbanisation. This is the first in a short series of postings by Mike in which he explores the value of city...

6 April 2015
Posted by: sleegammage

This blog comes from Samuel Lee-Gammage.  Samuel is the Research Director for the Food Choice Taskforce (FCT), where he is responsible for knowledge management and resource development to communicate the potential of dietary shifts for public and environmental health. Samuel...

30 March 2015
Posted by: michaelwhamm

This post is written by Michael W. Hamm: C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture - Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center for Regional...

28 March 2015
Posted by: FCRN Admin

What’s new...and how to get the most from it

Achieving a sustainable food system requires accurate knowledge, communicated effectively to the diverse stakeholders influencing its development.  And these stakeholders need opportunities to interact, explore their differences and...

11 March 2015
Posted by: michaelwhamm

When I was giving my public seminar in 2002 for the position I now hold at MSU, one of the first questions was, “Are you for sustainability?”  My answer was, “Who would say they aren’t for sustainability?”  Everyone nodded, and my next comment was, “but then, the devil’s in the details.”  This...

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