How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system

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Browse our key reports and toolkits to understand and grow the food citizenship movement

Food citizenship is a movement of organisations working across the UK food and farming sector that believe in treating people as citizens, not consumers.

As food citizens, we believe in the power of people. We want to and can have a positive influence on food and farming systems. We know that we express more of our selves as citizens than we do as consumers. When given that opportunity, we feel empowered to create positive change in and for our community. We act in keeping with our values and include other people. We want to do the right thing for society to thrive now and in the future. We are resilient, persistent, inclusive, trusting, hopeful.

This website is a hub for the food citizenship movement. It is a space to share tools, approaches and experiences to support larger a shift to the food citizen mindset. It is run by the Food Ethics Council

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Two food stories during the pandemic

During the past few months of lockdown, the forces of consumerism and food citizenship have collided and shifted more than ever. This has been particularly true for organisations focused on emergency food aid. They have been facing their own challenges

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Cooking to survive in exile

Migrateful, a social enterprise providing cooking classes taught by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Founder Jess Thomspon unpacks how Migrateful empowers their chefs on the journey to employment, integration and independence.

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5 days ago
A fantastic opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at lots of farms (through the power of online). Do join if you can! #LOFS20 #FoodCitizenship https://t.co/JWw5KePtwE
5 days ago
A fantastic opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at lots of farms (through the power of online). Do join if you can! #LOFS20 #FoodCitizenship https://t.co/JWw5KePtwE
LEAFOpenFarmSunday @OpenFarmSunday
🥁… Drum roll please …. 🥁

On Sunday, 20th September these brave farmers are diving in headfirst, giving us LIVE virtual farm tours! 👏

Tune into the LEAF Open Farm Sunday Facebook page to catch the action! #LOFS20 https://t.co/hWFurRscov
7 days ago
Always love the thinking from @NLGNthinktank. As to starting the conversation #towardsresilience, this is exactly the work we’re doing at @FoodEthicsNews using the #FoodCitizenship framework to (re)build community resilience: https://t.co/eQiUqMImlw https://t.co/3nQSb8kVJe
7 days ago
Always love the thinking from @NLGNthinktank. As to starting the conversation #towardsresilience, this is exactly the work we’re doing at @FoodEthicsNews using the #FoodCitizenship framework to (re)build community resilience: https://t.co/eQiUqMImlw https://t.co/3nQSb8kVJe

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