Missing from Foresight’s report on the future of food: some good old-fashioned political economy.
In the first of these two posts, I reviewed the Foresight report on the future of food, and noted that it seemed to be blind to potentially disruptive change. It also seems to be blind to the political economy of global food. In this post, I’m going to look at this second issue in more detail.
The second part of The Future of Food post is imminent, but if you’re wondering why it took so long, head over to The Futures Company blog, where I’ve written a post about the World In 2020 report that I’ve been working on since Christmas.
The summary version can be downloaded now from The Futures Company website (free, but registration required). The long version has just gone into production, and will be up on the site later this month.