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Learning from the Groceries Code Adjudicator experience

Learning from the Groceries Code Adjudicator experience

10/11/14
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October 2014's Business Forum explored some of the issues relating to corporate power in the food system. with keynote speakers Christine Tacon (Chair of the GCA) and Tim Lang (Professor of food policy at City University, London).

Sustainable Food Supply Chains Commission report

Sustainable Food Supply Chains Commission report

15/10/14
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The report of the Industry and Parliament Trust, University of Warwick and Food Ethics Council's Sustainable Food Supply Chains Commission, October 2014.

Food: Human rights, human wrongs

Food: Human rights, human wrongs

06/10/14
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The Winter 2013 edition of Food Ethics magazine looked at the topic of the right to food.

Telling people what to eat

Telling people what to eat

18/09/14
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The report of the June 2014 Business Forum, which discussed government and industry interventions in people's diets.

Below the breadline: beyond reach?

Below the breadline: beyond reach?

18/09/14
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The 22nd July 2014 Business Forum looked at what role - if any - businesses should play in alleviating food poverty, both in the short- and long-term.

Food_Justice_report

Food_Justice_report

15/09/14
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Food Justice, the report of the Food and Fairness Inquiry


Farm animal welfare: Past, present and future

Farm animal welfare: Past, present and future

11/09/14
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Farmers areresponsible for the welfare of the one billion land animals and many millions of fish that are farmed for food here every year. Every animal has the capacity to experience physical and mental suffering and to experience pleasure and contentment. As such, farm animal welfare is high on the agenda of many members of the general public, food businesses, farmers, farm assurance schemes and, of course, animal welfare organisations. To mark the 20th anniversary of the RSPCA’s Freedom Food scheme this year (2014)the Food Ethics Council and Heather Pickett were asked to undertake research into past and potential future factors driving changes in farm animal welfare in the UK.

Square Meal

Square Meal

06/08/14
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Ten organisations (The Food Research Collaboration, the RSPB, Friends of the Earth, the National Trust, the Food Ethics Council, Sustain, the Wildlife Trusts, the Soil Association, Eating Better and Compassion in World Farming) have come together for the first time to highlight the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the need for major changes to national food and farming policy.

Square Meal: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health aims to start a collaborative discussion in the run up to next year’s general election, and influence future government policies on these issues.


The food system we made?

The food system we made?

26/03/14
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The March 2014 Business Forum meeting heard from Jonathan Porrit, co-founder of Forum for the Future and author of The World We Made about the key events, technology breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that might make the world a better place by the mid-twenty first century.

The report of this Business Forum is available to download below.


Household food security in the UK - a review of food aid

Household food security in the UK - a review of food aid

26/02/14
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The Food Ethics Council and the University of Warwick were commissioned by Defra to undertake a Rapid Evidence Assessment between February and March 2013. The aim of the research was to arrive at a better understanding of the food aid landscape in the Uk and the 'at risk' individuals who access such provision,a s well as the means and drivers for seeking access. It was published (by Defra) in February 2014.