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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Designing food citizenship spaces

One key element of food citizenship is connection. When people are brought together, new relationships are formed, information flows more easily, ideas are generated more quickly. New possibilities emerge. It is this emergence that builds resilience. Building on initial workshops

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Resistance is fertile: Citizen action on land access

Shared Assets is a think tank building a land system which serves the common good. Consultancy Coordinator Tom Carman argues that alleviating inequities in access to land is essential in building more just and sustainable food systems and unpacks different actions we can take to ensure the fairer distribution of land.

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1 day ago
Yay! Great to see the #FoodCitizenship movement spreading and being championed by wonderful colleagues across the country 💕 Thanks @FoodPowerUK and hope you had a fab event! x https://t.co/R9Bnmng6NL
Dr Clare Pettinger @DrCPettingerRD
Excited to be hosting @FoodPowerUK regional network meeting today. Talking about #terminology #language around #foodpoverty very interesting shared partner insights @foodplymouth @EqualityFood https://t.co/YzpvPuHP8T
2 days ago
This month we're asking: How can we build community spaces that foster #FoodCitizenship?

What infrastructure and design features encourage connection and collaboration?

How can we meaningfully involve community members in building such spaces? https://t.co/f5IuDVCLq4
2 days ago
This month we're asking: How can we build community spaces that foster #FoodCitizenship?

What infrastructure and design features encourage connection and collaboration?

How can we meaningfully involve community members in building such spaces? https://t.co/f5IuDVCLq4
2 days ago
One big reset we need in food systems is mindsets. #ResettingFood Let’s shift away from consumer to #FoodCitizenship mindset & instead treat each other as Food Citizens. Be part of the Food Citizenship movement & let’s shape better food systems together https://t.co/8k2yfQxOle

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