Solutions within society

Solutions to feeding everyone have to leverage and even disrupt society with all its psychological and institutional complexity. Science is the easy part. The real inspiration is needed to tackle the man-made institutions that can and perhaps should be replaced, restructured, or reformed. This will need courage, care, and a healthy supply of evidence.

Be bold and throw your ideas into the real world of people with all their wants, needs and constraints.

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What is good society?

Society determines FED. Human institutions drive food, ecology and diet from supply chains to governance. Society is also about people, how they think, behave and their emotional responses. Feeding everyone needs...

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Carbon footprints

Did you know the idea of a carbon footprint goes back to the 1990s? More than 30 years of calculating how much a person contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Who should conduct the orchestra?

The best orchestras in the world have conductors that bring the musicians together. The same applies to science with all its players and instruments. The question is: who gets the baton?

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Do people trust science?

There is a growing lack of trust in society’s critical institutions. This includes science and the scientists who carry it out. This is bad news...

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Don’t be shy, science is here

Scientists are nerdy, often lack social skills, and have an appalling sense of fashion. Not the best characteristics to entice support but don’t let all that put you off. Scientists are critical to the survival of...

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Should I lie to you?

I should not lie to you, my mum, his Holiness the Pope, and especially not to myself. Become a politician and this basic rule of morality falls away. At least this is their ruse. It cannot persist...

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