Building a just and sustainable food system in Coventry

Posts by Lopamudra Patnaik Saxena

Stop the Rot – the Courtauld Co...

Stop the Rot – the Courtauld Commitment

Its time to tackle the colossal food waste generated along the food supply chain … “UK supermarkets and businesses throw out over 7 million tonnes of food annually, before it gets to your shopping basket. That’s enough to lift all the hungry people in the UK out of food poverty…”  (Stop the Rot campaign) http://www.stoptherot.org.uk/index.html#lifting-the-lid […]

A move towards ‘sugar shiftR...

A move towards ‘sugar shift’  for a healthy and fairer food system…

How can we reduce sugar consumption and address social justice issues linked to sugar production and consumption? Check out this paper: http://foodresearch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ben-Richardson-Sugar-Shift-briefing-paper-FRC.pdf

Webinar series on food issues

food-cities

If you are interested in a series of webinars on key food issues, here’s the link to follow it up: http://sustainablefoodcities.org/webinars

“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 […]

Food Justice & Food Sovereignty ...

Food Justice & Food Sovereignty – a future without hunger

Food Justice gives voice to struggles against hunger and violence at the intersection of race, class and gender and seeks to bring about changes in the food system and in our food regimes. A recent article from the US by Eric Holt-Giménez from Food First discusses how there are ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ forms of food […]

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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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