Geoff Tansey

Web links and printed resources

Please see the various talks on the Food Systems Academy for a wide range of resources and links and my blog and Soundclound files for many interviews.

Currently listed are various resources mentioned in the conversation I had at the Canadian Association of Food Studies in 2011

Food Ethics Council, Food Justice report

Donella H. Meadows, Thinking in Systems - A Primer, Earthscan, 2009

Incredible Edible Todmorden

Alex DeNicola of the NS Permaculture Institute

New Economics Foundation - The Great Transition

Sustainable Development Commission - Prosperity Without Growth

Worldwatch State of the World reports 2010 and 2011: - Transforming Cultures; Nourishing the Planet

International Institute for Environment and Development, Participatory research and on-farm management of agricultural biodiversity in Europe

Sarkozy Commission - beyond GDP / GNP

Colin Tudge – Campaign for Real farming and the College for Enlightened Agriculture -

Agriculture at a Crossroads: International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development

National Academy of Sciences, Towards Sustainable agricultural Systems in the 21st Century

Sustainable Security – A briefing for Friends

Oxford Research Group and Sustainable security website

Christian Aid, Hungry For Justice

Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. It represents around 100 national public interest organisations in the UK working at international, national, regional and local level.


Soils - key resource for our future. Interview with Mark Kibblewhite, professor of applied soil science at the University of Cranfield, who also contributed to a special issue of Food Ethics magazine on soils. 

There are also interviews on my blog:

Environmental policy failure in Austrailia and what should be done about it - Ken Walker, 2 August 2013

Desiccated plants and drought resistance - Mel Oliver, 31 May 2013

Biofuels and food prices, soya trade, commodity speculation, US farm profit and land values - Pat Westoff, 10 April 2013

Soil structure, weeds in GM crops, building diversity, recycling waste and more - Tim Reinbott, 9 Apil 2013

Risk, small farmers and resource efficient framing - Dr Bob Orskov, 14 Feb 2013.

Non-GM blight resistant potatoes - Dr David Shaw and Nike Ruf, 7 Aug 2012

Eradicate hunger by 2025 - Andrew MacMillan 2 Aug 2012


Paul Rogers, professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, made brief opening remarks to a roundtable on 'Time for system change: Food and beyond' at the Agriculture, Food and Human Values society conference in 2011.