Building a just and sustainable food system in Coventry

Monthly archives for November, 2015

Food waste in Cov

Food waste in Cov

There has been a lot of talk about food waste recently… The Pod organised their first Real Junk Food Takeover on the 21st of October, a fascinating catering initiative using intercepted food. The chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is running his War on Waste episodes and pledge, raising awareness about wastage of all sorts of resources, from […]

An amazing walk…

An amazing walk…

On Wednesday the 7th of October, the Coventry Food Justice (CFJ) Network organised a walk to learn about various food justice initiatives happening around Coventry City Centre. It was a great success! Around 40 people, including many from various Coventry food organisations, turned out in order to visit a range of projects in the city […]

“UK food policy requires a majo...

“UK food policy requires a major rethink…”

What is the relationship between food, poverty and ill-health in the UK? How can we have a fairer food system? What type of action do we need to meet the challenges and by whom — the national government, local authorities, charities, businesses, civil society organisations, and individuals? These are some of the questions at the forefront […]

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Food Justice

Food Justice is a call for a fairer food system. It considers food to be a human right. It involves communities working together to build more just and sustainable food systems. It questions the limits of charity-based emergency food aid as the dominant solution to food poverty. It challenges how differences based on race, class, gender and culture determine who benefits and who is put at risk from how food is grown, processed, distributed, accessed & eaten. It involves collective practical and political learning and action amongst a diversity of citizens and especially those most excluded from the current food system.

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