Our focus areas seek to transform debates and create fundamental shifts towards a better food system. Our work aims to encourage the UK Government and Devolved Administrations and civil society, to attach high priority to ethical concerns in food and farming, with policies contributing to fair, sustainable, humane and healthy food and farming systems.

Transforming UK Food & Farming Policy

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Food Citizenship

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Democratising Food & Farming Research

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Measuring UK Food Sustainability

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Food Ethics in Practice

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Unlocking Contentious Issues

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Food Issues

We investigate, analyse and explore a wide range of issues and ethical debates surrounding UK food & farming and global food system sustainability. Explore our issues pages to learn more about the challenges and opportunities we must collectively take on to create fair food systems for all.

Climate emergency

Urgently moving to 'net zero' (or even carbon positive) food & farming systems will benefit the UK and climate-stressed regions where many go hungry.

Farm Animal Welfare

Farm animal welfare is an important indicator of how sustainable our food system is. It also shines a spotlight on our values and ethics.

Meat, Livestock & Dairy

Producing and eating meat and dairy foods have significant impacts on people’s health, the planet and animal welfare.

Food Waste

Wasted food hurts our wallets but also costs our planet in wasted resources, pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Food & poverty

With diet-related illnesses – and their associated costs – on the rise in the UK, we urgently need to address the root causes of poverty.

Power in the food system

With too much power concentrated in too few hands, our current industrial food system can never be fair or resilient.