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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.

Latest blog posts


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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RT @CarbonCycleKate: At an organic farmers' coop in Medellin with Gladys Bernal @FoodEthicsNews #thelifecycle #biodiversitybikeride #sustai…
Excited about our double header of events on 'who's going to make our food in future?' - Biz Forum on 28th, then #FoodTalks on 30th March!
For those wanting to get to grips w/ ethics, see this helpful 'free speech' explainer by Australia's @ethics_centre https://t.co/eooAOfBNSN
RT @UKSustain: Thanks for signing letter calling on UK administrations to tackle #holidayhunger @FoodEthicsNews @Food_Foundation https://t.…

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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.