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

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Join in to learn from, amplify and support the food citizenship movement across the UK.

We believe that we all have the power to make a positive change in our food systems, and that we should all have access to affordable, healthy and sustainable food.

The food citizenship movement is a brilliant collective of people, charities, farmers, producers, retailers, government bodies and more, all working in their own way to empower people as citizens, not consumers.

At its core, Food Citizenship is the important belief that people naturally care about others, about animals and about the planet. However, we need meaningful power to make a difference to sustain and grow that instinct to care. The challenge for organisations is then to nurture that power, and to make it meaningful, creative and joyful to exercise it. This is already happening in big and small ways across so many organisations and in so many places, and growing all the time.

 

We are resilient, persistent, inclusive, trusting and hopeful. But we are also fired up at the injustices in our food chains and systems that mean that lots of people can’t afford to eat well or participate in their communities.

This must change.

We hope the resources on this site are useful in your work. Please send any blogs, reports, materials or events you’d like us to share with the movement to
beth@foodethicscouncil.org or on twitter to @ukfoodcitizens

We can use our power to make a difference.

We are food citizens.

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Spotlight on Wales

I’m delighted to hand the blog over to Food Sense Wales this month. Before I do, I wanted to encourage anyone who can to get

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On Twitter

Great @FoodEthicsNews blog on 'what if' workshop
"Being led by the idea of progress not perfection can help to unlock pragmatic solutions that can make a shift now. And maybe nourish some bigger dreams..."
The food strategy is languishing. Need to revive
https://foodcitizenship.info/2022/11/30/gathering-to-reimagine-the-food-system/

Another barrier is a consumer mindset—if we are only consumer, we are helpless. If we think of ourselves as food citizens, we can act towards change.” 2/2

49% of families on low incomes are buying fewer fresh veg because of the increase in the price of their groceries. @AlexRoseCharity is helping thousands of families around the UK afford the fruit & veg they need to give their children a healthy diet. https://bit.ly/ARC-big-give

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