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Tasting the Future

A purpose and values driven consultant who aims to transform food systems so they are sustainable, healthy, equitable and fair.

Tasting the Future was established in 2018 by me, its Founder and Director, Mark Driscoll. I am a confident, motivational and inspirational leader with international food systems experience, covering a range of topics including sustainable diets, regenerative agriculture, alternative proteins, sustainable commodities and food waste to name a few.

Over 25 years’ experience of leading a diverse range of innovative sustainable food strategies, projects, and programmes

I bring together expert teams of trusted associates to deliver strategies, projects, policy and practice which can drive action for a healthy and sustainable food system.

I have over 25 years experience of leading a diverse range of innovative sustainable food strategies, projects and programmes for a range of organisations, including the National Trust, WWF-UK and Forum for the Future. I champion the concept of ‘sustainable nutrition‘ and manage a number of innovative, collaborative initiatives which catalyse action and innovation, working with funders, innovators, food and beverage businesses and civil society organisations.

I provide a wide variety of services including thought leadership, strategy development, project management, stakeholder led and desktop based research, food trends insights, provide facilitation & workshop services, and provide expert subject matter talks/presentations on a range of sustainability trends and topics. 

My current clients include the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, WWF, The World Health Organisation, The European Commission, EIT Food, Quorn Foods and Compassion in World Farming. I am also co-founder of the UK Plant-based Food and Drinks Association, to be launched later in 2021, an association of plant-based food and drinks organisations working to accelerate the shift towards sustainable and healthy food systems.

I donate 3% of income received to two food and agriculture charities – The Trussell Trust and Farm Africa.

Latest from the Blog

Rethinking Trade to Support Healthier Food Systems

Rethinking Trade to Support Healthier Food Systems

Trade policies today are invariably driven by goals that have little to do with our diets, nutrition, environmental standards or animal welfare, instead focusing on issues such as economic growth, incomes, jobs, and export earnings. If the health, social and environmental costs associated with food production and trade are not reflected in the final price of goods, trade is likely to exacerbate the health and planetary crises.

Obesity and sustainability: tackling root causes

Obesity and sustainability: tackling root causes

Today, 4th March 2021, marks World Obesity Day. There is mounting evidence that our food system – the way we grow, harvest, process, transport, market, consume, and dispose of food – is making us ill and is contributing towards our ecological crisis. Our food system is negatively impacting on climate change, biodiversity loss and the double burden of obesity and malnutrition. We need a sustainable nutrition transition to shift food systems, so they support nutrient rich foods with governments and the food industry reorienting their policies and practices to support this transition. Without this transition, we will fail to reach the 2030 sustainable development goal ‘to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.’

Eating for the Planet: Four Glimmers of Hope for 2021

Eating for the Planet: Four Glimmers of Hope for 2021

There is a famous Chinese proverb that says ‘When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills’. 12 months ago who would have foretold of the winds of change, indeed the storm, that has gripped the world in 2020 – a global pandemic which has now brought a global death toll that now stands at over 1.6 million and wrought havoc of global economies and the lives of the 7.8 billion people living on the planet today.

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If you have any questions or if I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Email Address
mark@tastingthefuture.com
Telephone
00 44 (0)7809 321788

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