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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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Changing the #foodsystem with #bread and #agroforestry – Andrew Whitley in the Scottish Borders

Andrew Whitley is a campaigning organic baker known for starting the Village Bakery in Melmerby in the 1970s and latterly as co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign. His book Bread Matters is credited with ‘changing the way we think about … Continue reading

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#FoodSecurity writ large, civic food networks and household food shortages discussed by rural sociologists

Food Security – for whom? was the focus of a special session at the European Society of Rural Sociology conference in Aberdeen in August. The three speakers focussed on different aspects of food security. You can hear their presentations below … Continue reading

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Precipice and Possibility: A #Food Regime Approach to Emergent Futures of Growing and Eating by Harriet Friedmann

What are the possible futures for our food systems – desirable and undesirable? That was what Harriet Friedmann was reflecting on in the Sociologia Ruralis lecture at the 15th European Society for Rural Sociology conference in Aberdeen yesterday. In this … Continue reading

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Company Shop: growing a business from food that otherwise would go to waste.

Just off junction 36 on the M1, in Wentworth near Barnsley, is the head office of Company Shop, a business that has prospered by selling in-date, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. Not anyone can buy it though, … Continue reading

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Transforming #Food: All things considered – constraints, enablers, tensions and bold steps outlined in Food Ethics Council report

A new report by the Food Ethics Council – Food: All things considered – assesses the transformational changes needed to build fair and healthy food systems. It “provides a robust challenge to ‘business as usual’” said Justin King, former CEO … Continue reading

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Soils, farms, schools, catering and innovation – The #Soil Association working from the ground up to 2020

At the heart of the UK’s Soil Association is the belief espoused by its founder, Lady Eve Balfour that “The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible”. For decades, the Association has been the premier campaigner … Continue reading

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