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Society

Whether we have enough healthy and culturally appropriate food is a fundamental human right. Yet it's denied to millions around the world. Societal issues include (but aren't limited to) access to adequate and appropriate nutrition, obesity and humane treatment of farm animals.

 


Healthy eating

More and more people in the UK say that healthy eating is important, but consumption patterns still fall short of aspirations for a healthier diet.


Animal welfare

The UN projects global consumption and production of meat to rise as population and incomes increase in poorer countries. By 2050, it expects meat demand to be twice the 229 million tonnes the world ate in 2000.

Food security

Food security exists, according to its definition at the 1996 World Food Summit “…when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”.


Food poverty

Food poverty means that an individual or household isn’t able to obtain healthy, nutritious food, or can’t access the food they would like to eat. Despite increasing choice and affordability of food in the UK, many people eat what they can afford, not what they want.


Food Justice

Food Justice: the Report of the Food and Fairness Inquiry is the result of a year-long investigation into social justice in food and farming, undertaken by a committee of respected and influential figures from across the food sector.


Brexit Government urged to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good

Food Ethics Council joins over 80 other signatories in calling on government to adopt common-sense food, farming and fishing policies that are good for jobs, health and the environment, when it plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union.

End Hunger UK: Big Conversation on ending food poverty

The Food Ethics Council is supporting leading UK charities and community groups working with people affected by hunger, to add our voice to their campaign to end hunger in the UK.