The moral case for tackling the root causes of hunger

In a country that claims to be fair and compassionate, the continued high levels of household food insecurity in the UK are nothing short of scandalous. In this article, Dan Crossley and Emeritus Professor Liz Dowler – with expert input from philosophers and members of the Food Ethics Council, Dr Julian Baggini and Dr Nigel Dower –  set out several moral principles that suggest that, in order to address this, we have to tackle the root causes of hunger, not just hunger itself.