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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.

Featured Issues

For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda.

Latest blog posts


14/02/18
Metrics provide the key to improved farm animal welfare

Metrics provide the key to improved farm animal welfare

ffinlo Costain explains how the Food Ethics Council is working to help unlock the power of farm animal welfare metrics

12/02/18
R&D for the betterment of society

R&D for the betterment of society

Helen Browning, organic farmer and member of the Food Ethics Council, reflects on the history of organic farming research and describes her view of the future

Latest Twitter posts


Completely agree with Minette Batters from @NFUtweets that "The job of a farmer is not just to grow food, but to en… https://t.co/fIOyUtfVJ1
MPs want Brexit fund for UK farmers via @BBCNews https://t.co/IuQildPg74
Well done to our amazing Council member @CarbonCycleKate who has made it to Ushuaia on her incredible #thelifecyclehttps://t.co/ZFgcusRxCU
RT @TraidcraftDepth: PRESS RELEASE Farming groups and charities express disappointment in government response to tackle food system abuse…

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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.