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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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Beware the dangers of disruptive technologies

Yesterday, in what turned out to be a very disruptive day for many in British politics as the results of the UK general election today made clear, it now seems fitting that I went to a talk on disruptive technologies … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Inequality: Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind – Fabian Commission #foodandpoverty interim report

I’m on my way to Glasgow to chair a hearing of the Fabian Commision on Food and Poverty tonight. Yesterday, we released our interim report ‘A Recipe for Inequality: Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind’. You can … Continue reading

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Say no to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP) urges War on Want executive director John Hilary

For the proponents of ‘free trade’, cheaper jeans and beef, as a headline in an article in the Times today suggests, are enough to justify the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the various other such partnerships across the … Continue reading

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Please contribute to the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty

When I first started to work on developing the journal Food Policy in the 1970s, there were no food banks in Britain. In fact, Britain was at its most equal since the early 1900s. Today food banks are spreading like … Continue reading

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Great start for the free, on-line Food Systems Academy launched Monday 27 October

I’m delighted that the new on-line, open education resource, the Food Systems Academy got off to a great start yesterday. Many thanks to all those who have already tweeted – @FoodSystemsAcad – and blogged about it. It provides a dozen key-note talks … Continue reading

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Food justice is about more than food security and nutrition’

We need fundamental change in the food system that has developed in the rich world, particularly in the last 75 years or so. It is dysfunctional and unjust — and it fails to deliver a safe, secure, sufficient, nutritious diet … Continue reading

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