Meat scares and the gains for food security

Dr John Strak, Honorary Professor in Food Economics at The University of Nottingham, discusses how the horsemeat scandal has dented trust in the food industry and what this means for food security. Are we eating too much processed meat? Meat consumption is dominating the news agenda these days and the latest headlines concern the risk …

A Chinese lesson in how to avoid horse trading

Dr John Strak, Honorary Professor in Food Economics at The University of Nottingham, says we should look to China for a better way of tracing our food — and to avoid a repeat of the ‘horsemeat scandal’.  The horsemeat scandal in the UK food industry chain isn’t the first example of contamination in the UK’s …

Chinese pork made safer with an iPhone

Dr John Strak, Honorary Professor in Food Economics at The University of Nottingham, talks food safety and iPhones… Taking food safety to another level Food safety isn’t an issue that suggests compromise but in certain aspects it can be difficult to deliver. In the UK we found this when Mad Cow disease (BSE) was discovered …