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Food is one of the basic necessities of life: a critical resource upon which we all rely for our survival, health and well-being. Ending hunger and ensuring access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, is a global challenge. In working to address this challenge, the geography of our food has changed a lot in recent history, with the development of new methods of food production, complex food supply chains and changing customer demands and expectations. To explore this, we team up with geographers Dr Christopher Turner, Dr Catherine Oliver and Dr Kim Ward.


Written and developed by: Christopher Turner, Catherine Oliver, Kim Ward, Harriet Ridley, Rob Parker, Tim Parker.

Videography by: Rufina Kaloyanova, Harriet Ridley, Emily Bilbie.


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