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The Food Ethics Council is a charity that provides independent advice on the ethics of food and farming. Our aim is to create a food system that is fair and healthy for people, animals and the environment.

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Food issues census 2017

Food issues census 2017

In 2011, the Food Ethics Council researched and published the first Food Issues Census. Five years on, the Food issues census 2017 was published, assessing how the landscape has changed.

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22/03/17
Government must tackle 'Holiday Hunger'

Government must tackle 'Holiday Hunger'

A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays

14/03/17
Food & farming CSOs - a vibrant sector

Food & farming CSOs - a vibrant sector

Last week, around 50 delegates representing funders and civil society organisations working in the food and agriculture sector gathered to discuss the findings of the latest Food issues census 2017.

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A positive step.... >> Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals https://t.co/Y0zEpcWFUC
RT @dan_crossley: Thanks @GeoffTansey @kamayoq @forgetfulfarmer @microphilosophy & all our other amazing Council members for great @FoodEth…
We're on our Council Away Day at the moment - great opportunity to get insights and challenge from our amazing Council members! #foodethics

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Our Business Forum provides an opportunity to learn about ethical questions around climate change, obesity and other core concerns for the food industry, why not get involved and join? Visit our Business Forum page to find out more.