Committee members heard evidence from four expert witnesses on different aspects of inequality of opportunity in food and farming.
Karolina Krzywdzinska spoke about her experience as a worker in a fruit-packing factory; Shane Tyler, from Manor Fresh Ltd, provided an account of the realities of the UK’s agricultural labour market; Ben Rogaly, from the University of Sussex, presented evidence on the effects of food sector and agricultural restructuring on suppliers and workers; and Sophia Tickell, from SustainAbility, discussed the social justice implications of sustainability challenges.
A report of the hearing is available below, along with a dossier providing an overview of relevant research. These are the first two documents listed; and they are followed by the presentation that was provided by Sophia Tickell. Recordings of the different sessions of the hearing will be posted in the near future.