“Progress Not Perfection: The business of food citizenship”

What does a #foodcitizen world look like, and how do we get there? It’s a world where people and organisations feel part of food systems, with the ability and power to make meaningful change. Where everyone has access to enough food, and choices in and control over what they eat. And where we are doing all […]

“I know you would do the same for me”

I’m now six months into my role with Food Ethics Council and it has absolutely flown by. My post here was first conceived to be focused on strengthening the vibrant food citizenship movement and has evolved to cover exploring ethical and dignified approaches to building community food resilience alongside. I’ve spent the first part of […]

Gratitude and hope

It has been a tough yet hopeful year for food, sustainability and social justice. Looking forward to 2022 we will all need strength, hope and inspiration to remain resilient. Food citizenship gives us all these things. I’ve really loved the last three months exploring, listening and learning, and wanted this last blog of the year to reflect on some highlights:  Meeting the team and council in person […]

We all have something to offer

In hard times, it is easy to spot all the things that are going wrong and identify what is missing. How can we build on the positive things that already exist within a community instead?

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.

Challenging Trespass: An interview with Nick Hayes

Currently the public is unable to access 92% of land and 97% of waterways in England by laws of trespass. Here Helene Schulze interviews writer-activist Nick Hayes on how trespass laws relate to land ownership and what citizens can do.

Building community food resilience amidst a global pandemic

Amidst the chaos, innovation can emerge. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the fragility of our food systems, but it is also showing the light through the cracks. Much can be learned from the major shifts we have been experiencing, as long as we know where to look. When looking at food ‘first respondents’, we can […]