Food stalled

Eat all, sup all, pay nowt – it’s the Yorkshire creed but it’s hard to keep to in the county’s poorest quarters. Megan Blake, helps bring home the snap.

For several years I have been investigating foodscapes. Foodscapes are the contexts within which we source the food we eat. Components of a foodscape include what food is present as well as what is absent; how it is used and accessed; and how it is understood.My research has taken me to Edlington – a former mining town on the edges of Doncaster – where the housing estates at either end of it are among the 10% most economically-deprived areas of England. The high street has more shops with shuttered fronts than those that are trading.

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Megan Blake

Megan is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. She has more than 25 years of experience conducting primary research and analysis on social innovation, community …

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