Welcome to 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. MD Photo 2021I 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.  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.  Please see my full range of services here.  My own vision for a healthy, sustainable food system can be found here.

Some of my current clients include the Global Alliance for the Future of Food ( The food-health nexus), The World Health Organisation ( Health narrative), The European Commission, EIT Food, Quorn Foods and Compassion in World Farming. I am also working on an initiative to establish a UK Plant-based Food and Drinks Association to be officially launched in May 2021.

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. 

Now in my third year of operation,  I am donating 3% of income received (2020/2021) to two charities – The Trussell Trust and Farm Africa.  

Tasting the Future works with a network of other associates, ensuring we draw together teams that meet our clients needs. These includes experts in health, nutrition, agriculture, policy and those experienced in systems innovation and facilitation.