#FoodTalks: Is £3 a fair(er) price for a pint of milk?

‘Follow the money’ is a familiar mantra. But when we do, it’s a case of small change for farmers, who typically only get a tiny fraction of the price you pay at the checkout for a bottle of milk or a block of cheese.

At a time of multiple crises, including inequality and cost of living, small change doesn’t cut it. We need big change – a fundamental overhaul of how farmers and producers are rewarded and valued. Using the example of the dairy sector, we will explore how to rebalance fairness in food value chains. What is the true cost of cheap milk? If we want ‘better’ dairy, surely we need to pay more…

How can we all support a transition to more ethical dairy – including a fair share for farmers?

Expert speakers include Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, co-author of the recent report ‘Unpicking Food Prices: Where does your food pound go and why do farmers get so little?’, campaign strategist and author; and Nicholas Saphir, Chair at Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and former Chair of the Board of OMSCo Organic Milk Co-operative.

The evening will be chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.


There will be a small charge of £5 (plus Eventbrite fee) to contribute towards the cost of the evening, including a drink. If that cost is likely to be prohibitive to you attending, please e-mail foodtalks@impacthub.net for a free bursary place.

If you prefer to join remotely, you can listen in to the talks themselves, which will be finished by 8.00pm.

About #FoodTalks

Our #FoodTalks series is brought to you by a partnership of the Food Ethics Council, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico, and London Food Link, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. At each of our #FoodTalks events, you will hear from expert speakers, get the opportunity to participate in the debate, and be able to network over drinks

The purpose of our #FoodTalks series is to stimulate debate and inspire people to be food citizens who can shape our food systems for the better. Please join us!

Further information about the event and about past Food Talks is available at foodtalks.co.uk



31st January 2023
6:30 - 8:45 pm


Impact Hub King's Cross
York Way

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