Welcome to Tasting the Future, a not-for-profit sustainable food systems consultancy, established by Mark Driscoll. I have over 25 years experience of working on sustainable food and agricultural systems with a wide range of organisations at a local national and international level. This includes leading sustainable food programmes at WWF-UK and Forum for the Future. I went freelance and set up Tasting the Future early in 2018. Since then I have been working with a wide variety of international organisations including governments, funders, businesses and civil society organisations, with the aim of transforming our global sustainable food system – to one that is healthy, sustainable, fair and equitable. I champion the concept of ‘sustainable nutrition‘ and manage a number of innovation and collaboration initiatives which catalyse action and innovation.
I work on a wide range of issues, including organisational strategy development (delivering on the ambitions outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals for example), policy research work/briefings, food trends analysis, facilitation, project management and media work. I have extensive experience and in depth knowledge of a wide variety of sustainable food system issues including, but not limited to, sustainable diets, sustainable nutrition, plant based eating, food waste and sustainable agriculture.
I am a passionate and dedicated individual who listens to a client’s needs, ensuring I deliver excellence in everything I do. I will not be afraid of providing constructive challenge where necessary. I am well networked with key stakeholders working in sustainable food systems and solutions globally and will bring in other experts if I need to. I believe, in order to address the root causes of our broken food system, we need radical solutions. My own vision for a sustainable food system can be found here
I work with an incresaing network of other Tasting the Future affiliates, ensuring I draw together teams that meet my clients needs. These includes experts in health, nutrition, agriculture, policy and convenors. If you are interested in joining the Tasting the Future network affiliates please contact me here
In the pages of my website you can find more details about me, the types of services I offer and what I hope will be a regular blog reflecting my own thoughts and journey. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you think I could help you, want to talk through any ideas or have any other questions.