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The lockdown in Britain has rendered a large proportion of the population economically vulnerable and has at least quadrupled demand for emergency food relief. This paper looks critically at response to the crisis from the government and the voluntary sector with respect to provision of emergency...

Author(s)
Barker, M.; Russell, J.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Food Security, 2020, 12, 4, pp 865-870
Abstract

Food system shocks are mediated through value chains and underlying market structures, characterised by elements of power. Power imbalances are assumed to be detrimental to food security and to economic welfare, but the links between market power and food system resilience have not been extensively ...

Author(s)
Merkle, M.; Moran, D.; Warren, F.; Alexander, P.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Global Food Security, 2021, 30,
Abstract

This paper presents an integrating decision support system (IDSS) for food security in the United Kingdom. In ever-larger dynamic systems, such as the food system, it is increasingly difficult for decision makers (DMs) to effectively account for all the variables within the system that may...

Author(s)
Barons, M. J.; Fonseca, T. C. O.; Davis, A.; Smith, J. Q.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society : Series A, 2021, 185, 2, pp 447-470
Abstract

The older population is particularly susceptible to malnutrition, which currently affects 1.3 million people aged 65+ in the United Kingdom. Malnutrition is an outcome of food insecurity and despite demographic changes that have led to a rise in numbers of older people, we know very little about...

Author(s)
Dickinson, A.; Wills, W.; Kapetanaki, A. B.; Ikioda, F.; Godfrey-Smythe, A.; Halliday, S. V.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Ageing & Society, 2022, 42, 9, pp 2180-2205
Abstract

This paper builds on a nascent literature on rural austerity to explore the variegated geographies of austerity and food banking in rural areas of England and Wales. The paper makes three key contributions. First, drawing on a range of existing and newly updated datasets on local authority spending ...

Author(s)
May, J.; Williams, A.; Cloke, P.; Cherry, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2020, 79, pp 409-424
Abstract

Food (in)security has become a challenge not only for developing economies but also for High Income Countries. In parallel, food scholars have actively investigated the contribution of alternative food networks (AFNs) to the development of more sustainable and just food systems, paying attention to ...

Author(s)
Cerrada-Serra, P.; Moragues-Faus, A.; Zwart, T. A.; Adlerova, B.; Ortiz-Miranda, D.; Avermaete, T.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Food Security, 2018, 10, 6, pp 1371-1388
Abstract

Household food insecurity is a serious public health concern in high-income countries. Canada and the USA regularly monitor household food insecurity, while in other countries, such as the UK, it has been the rapid rise of food bank usage that has drawn increased attention to this longstanding, but ...

Author(s)
Loopstra, R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2018, 77, 3, pp 270-281
Abstract

Sustainably ensuring food security and safety for the urban population is a major challenge. In this perspective, we present the concept of 'rurbanisation' (the ruralisation of urban areas through increased urban agriculture) as a holistic strategy to provide a resilient food system. In particular, ...

Author(s)
Kourmpetli, S.; Falagán, N.; Hardman, C.; Liu LingXuan; Mead, B.; Walsh, L.; Davies, J.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, 2022, 8, 2/3, pp 145-157
Abstract

Background: Food insecurity in UK households is a substantial and growing concern. The present study identified those at risk of food insecurity and explored the relationship between food security and fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: Data were examined from the Food and You survey (2016)...

Author(s)
Turnbull, O.; Homer, M.; Ensaff, H.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021, 34, 5, pp 849-857
Abstract

Food systems are at the center of global environmental, social, and economic challenges such as resource scarcity, ecosystem degradation, and climate change [1]. The current food systems are generating negative outcomes, such as land, water, and ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss, excessive...

Author(s)
Raposo, A.; Ramos, F.; Raheem, D.; Saraiva, A.; Carrascosa, C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18, 15,

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