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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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Sustainable food systems: how does the UK measure up?
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.

Latest blog posts


17/10/17
How can we define the future of farming?

How can we define the future of farming?

Rebecca Pritchard, Head of Business Banking at Triodos Bank UK, outlines some of the steps we can take to make sure we have a sustainable, fair farming system that works for everyone and the environment

02/10/17
Congratulations Ruth!

Congratulations Ruth!

Ruth Layton, Chair of the Food Ethics Council, receives prestigious Chiron Award

Latest Twitter posts


What does good use of money look like in food system? How can food & farm biz w/ soc or env purpose raise capital t… https://t.co/FUZMD0zjuQ
RT @Food_Foundation: Towns & Cities pledging to become veg cities at The Vegetable Summit 24th Oct. Look out for live pledge updates on the…
We'll aim to provide the first and provoke the second. Look forward to seeing you at #FoodTalks tonight... https://t.co/pAKacFA3pE
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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.