Forests and agriculture | Weekly podcast

How to unlock food sector efficiencies

This week: Sir Ian Boyd, professor of biology at the University of St Andrews, talks with Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb. Their discussion includes the potential impacts of COP26 on agriculture and food supply systems, and why the food sector needs to become between five and 10 times more efficient.

Plus: brand and retailer coalition calls for stronger EU anti-deforestation regulation; consumer concern on climate and biodiversity increasing, says Economist Intelligence Unit and WWF report; Pirelli launch FSC-certified tyres; paper-based bottles from Absolut, Carlsberg and Diageo; the rise of green steel; and, ExxonMobil and Chevron mugged by shareholder activists, in the news digest.

Host: Ian Welsh    

Please note that Innovation Forum’s future of food event, referred to in the podcast, is from 15th-17th June. Click here for details.

Upcoming events See all

The Future of Climate Action

Calendar icon Virtual

Location icon 27th - 29th September 2021

The Future of Plastics

Calendar icon Virtual

Location icon 11th - 13th October 2021

Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum

Calendar icon Virtual

Location icon 30th November 2021 - 2nd December 2021

Stay updated with the latest news, insights and updates

Sign up to our newsletter