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Who controls our food and farming systems has huge implications for our health and wellbeing, and that of the planet's. If too much power is concentrated in too few hands, our food system won't be fair or resilient, and risks compromising people, planet and animals.

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.

Food: All things considered

In Food: All things considered, the Food Ethics Council assesses the transformational changes needed to build global food systems that are fair and healthy.

Social justice

Recent trends such as increasing obesity levels and rising food prices have pushed sustainable development and public health promotion squarely onto the policy agenda. Yet action on sustainability and wellbeing is only credible if it also tackles the structural causes of injustice.

Research and innovation

Research and innovation in food and farming is crucial if we are going to feed a growing global population in the face of the 'perfect storm' of climate change and resource contraints.

Food and finance

Agriculture has always been at the mercy of financial market activity. Financial practices have exacerbated the volatility endemic in agriculture. Rather than dissipating risks, instead they have served to magnify them.

Food & farming policy

Over many years food and farming policy has been low down the political agenda. When it does surface - in the form of BSE, Salmonella or 'horsegate' - consumer confidence in our food system is temporarily knocked, the government of the day calls for an independent inquiry, and knee jerk policies are made.

Beyond Business As Usual

Beyond Business As Usual is the result of a major two year Food Ethics Council project. It provides a much-needed analysis of how we can move beyond cheap food, beyond ‘customer is king’ and beyond a culture of short-termism – towards a food system that’s better for all.

EU Farm Policy

Brussels is bracing itself for more wrangling over the Common Agricultural Policy. Should we scrap the CAP? What reforms should we want? Confused?
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