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Food, poverty and ‘The Bread and Butter Thing’ – intercepting food surplus to avoid waste and feed people

It’s not a food bank nor a shop, The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is an intermediary that intercepts food that would be surplus in today’s food system and dumped. TBBT turns it into bags of more affordable food for … Continue reading

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Creating #foodsecurity post COVID-19 and reaching zero #hunger – in conversation with Jennifer Clapp

Prof Clapp discusses the meaning of food security (0-10’25”), the impact of COVID-19 (10’25”-16’10”), issues arising for the Food Systems Summit (16’10”-25’02”) and the challenges to current trade, finance, industry,  and research structures Continue reading

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How do you measure the number of hungry people in the world – and why did the numbers drop by some 130 million between 2018-19?

Although the number of hungry people in the world has been rising for the past 5 years, reaching 690 million in 2019, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2020, that total number shows … Continue reading

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Young people facing #food insecurity in the UK have spoken. Was anybody listening? #Right2Food

It’s been a couple of months since the Children’s Future Food Inquiry launched its final report and children’s #Right2Food Charter in late April. So, has anything been done to address the issues raised? I invited Pandora Haydon, Communications Manager at … Continue reading

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Getting the facts straight about #foodinsecurity

I just wrote this blog for the #EndHungerUK campaign, prior to its national conference on 17th  October in London In September 2015, the British Government committed itself to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition. It was then that the … Continue reading

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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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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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First world hunger – wasted food for surplus people?

Why is there food insecurity and hunger in rich countries? What can be done about it? Prof Graham Riches from the University of British Columbia first wrote about hunger in rich countries over 30 years ago. He has just revisited … Continue reading

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