Cheap food culture creates fertile ground for modern slavery in supply chains

“Slavery shouldn’t have been accepted in 1821 and is definitely unacceptable in 2021. Yet UK food outlets still contain food produced by slaves. How a food company addresses modern slavery is a good litmus test of its ethical credentials. There has been welcome action from some in recent years. However, a slave-free food sector will remain a distant dream unless those in positions of influence step up…”

Slavery in the food system is sadly not consigned to the history books. How can we move the dial on a slave-free food sector?

Read our Executive Director Dan Crossley’s full column in the Grocer magazine here.

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