Welcome to Tasting the Future, established by Mark Driscoll, working as a freelance sustainable food systems consultant. After over 20 years working on sustainable food and agricultural systems, with a wide range of organisations, including WWF-UK and Forum for the Future, I went freelance 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 creating a global sustainable food system – one that is sustainable, fair and equitable.
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
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.
As my work expands, I am looking for other sustainable food system experts, who may be interested in joining me as an Associate of Tasting the Future. If you are interested please contact me here