Part 5: Grassroots Policies

Our discussion focused on healthy food in Part 5 of our webinar series.

This is the fifth in a series of talks and discussions that are being coordinated by Alicia Hull with Citizen Network.

Alicia was joined by guests:

The panel was chaired by Simon Duffy, President of Citizen Network and Director of Citizen Network Research.

Dr Gow spoke to us about the role of nutrition in brain health.  Dr Gow is a Nutritional Neuroscientist, Neuropsychologist and Neurodevelopmental specialist and is a Registered Nutritionist (under the category of Science). She is also the Founder of Nutritious Minds Trust and her new book Smart Foods for ADHD and Brain Health has recently beenpublished by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Find out more about Dr Gow's work at:

Dr Dave Beck is a lecturer at the University of Salford and a member of UBI Lab Food. Dr Beck spoke to us about the damaging effect of supermarkets to our local communities and how basic income can make a positive impact on our food supply. His presentation is also shared below. Read more about UBI Lab Networks at:

Linguist, author and film maker, Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the international non-profit organisation, Local Futures, a pioneer of the new economy movement, and the convenor of World Localization Day. Her latest book Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness published by Local Futures is available to read in multiple language. Helena Norberg-Hodge talked to us about localisation and sustainable food. Discover more about Local Futures at:

You can read more about this webinar series and work here.

This webinar took place on 19 October 2023.

Webinar | 21.11.23

nature & economics, Sustainability, England, Webinar

Simon Duffy


President of Citizen Network

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