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#endhungeruk campaign launches big conversation – step up to the plate

g Today saw the launch of a long-term campaign to end the scandal of hunger and food insecurity in the UK. Over a dozen organisations have come together to encourage a big conversation around ‘How can we end hunger in … Continue reading

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Great new guide to global #soil #biodiversity from #EU on show @ESOF2016

My first degree was in soil science and it was great to see this beautifully illustrated Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas on display at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2016) in Manchester earlier this week. Despite all our lives depending upon soil, … Continue reading

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Turks set to tackle #agriculture and #food #ethics

Profs Talug, Yalim and Aksoy discuss this new project. The 4 e’s logo represents etik (ethics), ekoloji (ecology), ekmek (bread) and emek (work) What’s fair? What responsibilities do we have to future generations, weaker citizens or those of other countries? … Continue reading

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Concentration and Power in the #Food System: Who Controls What We Eat

For years Phil Howard has been proving that a picture is worth a thousand words – or more – with his visualisations of food industry structures. These reveal the growing concentration and connections between the ever fewer firms that control … Continue reading

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@_RajPatel on #sugar, capitalism and seven cheap things

Capitalism began with sugar argues Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for The World’s Food System. He was talking about a new book he’s working on at a meeting on Critical Agrarian Studies … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Valley – #floods, #food and hope: #hebdenbridge, #mytholmroyd

  Heartbeaking! That’s what it feels going round my town, and seeing pictures from other towns along this little Pennine Valley in West Yorkshire. Boxing Day (26 Dec) floods devastated communities along the valley. For some, it was for the … Continue reading

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BBC Breakfast features #foodandpoverty commision report at Thurrock lunch club

I was up before 5am this morning to head for Thurrock lunch club where BBC breakfast did a piece about the Fabian Commission report on Food and Poverty launched today. You can read all about it, download it and see … Continue reading

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