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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 engagement, desktop based research, food trends insights, facilitation & workshop services. I also provide expert subject matter talks/presentations on a range of sustainability trends and topics including regenerative agriculture, sustainable diets, plant-based innovation, food waste and sustainable commodities.

My clients include the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, WWF, The World Health Organisation, The European Commission, EIT Food, World Animal Protection, Compassion in World Farming, Eating Better, M&S, McDonalds,  Quorn Foods and Dairy Farm International.

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

Latest from the Blog

The Devastating Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Systems

The Devastating Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Systems

A new report, released today, World Health Day, lays bare the most damaging human health impacts linked to industrial livestock systems, and how these will only get worse as the demand for cheap meat  from factory farms continues to grow, particularly in Asia and Africa. ‘The Hidden Health Impacts of Industrial Livestock Systems: Transforming Livestock Systems for Better Human, Animal and Planetary Health’ exposes how governments around the world are turning a blind eye to the public health toll of industrial livestock systems.

Silent Spring 60 Years On: Pesticides, People and Planet

Silent Spring 60 Years On: Pesticides, People and Planet

It was 60 years ago that the environmental classic ‘Silent Spring’ was published by Rachel Carson, highlighting the terrible damage we are doing to the planet and giving birth to the modern-day environmental movement. The problems with pesticides that Rachel Carson highlighted in her book have become far more acute 60 springs later, with global pesticide production more than tripling over that period – with an estimated 3 million tonnes of pesticides now entering our soils, water courses and air every year.

Get in Touch

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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