Can foodservice shift to a citizen mindset?

Written by Nick Hughes, this article was originally published on foodservicefootprint.com  From giving chefs the power to shape menus to nurturing a diverse, engaged workforce, purpose-driven organisations are putting people at the heart of their business models, says Nick Hughes. What does the notion of food citizenship mean in a foodservice context? It’s a challenging, […]

A food system built on care – it’s happening!

Autumn has arrived in earnest and with it has come three brilliant examples of food citizenship in action. Of course, there is also difficult news every day, particularly in food and farming, and there much to be frustrated and worried about. But there is also much to feel nourished and excited by in terms of […]

Food Justice in Scotland | Food Citizen Stories

One of the best tools we have in growing and strengthening the food citizenship movement is real stories about those who are doing it. These are both organisations that were set up with purpose, as well as existing businesses who have recognised that the old ways of operating no longer serve them, their communities or the planet. […]

Manchester Urban Diggers | Food Citizen Stories

One of the best tools we have in growing and strengthening the food citizenship movement is real stories about those who are doing it. These are both organisations that were set up with purpose, as well as existing businesses who have recognised that the old ways of operating no longer serve them, their communities or the planet. […]

“People, not potatoes”

At the end of 2022, I kept my calendar fairly clear for a couple of weeks so I could have some dedicated time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new year. I was gently grumpy during this time, because firstly, I hate a blank page and I didn’t know how […]

Reflections on the fourth Wales Real Food and Farming Conference

Guest author Jane Powell reflects on the fourth Wales Real Food and Farming Conference that took place in Lampeter, November 2022.      What fun we had, meeting in person at the fourth Wales Real Food and Farming Conference in Lampeter late last year, where we were welcomed into the new Canolfan Tir Glas.  No […]

Gathering to reimagine the food system

At the start of October, the Food Ethics Council brought together a group of people in the food system to explore whether we could reimagine the National Food Strategy as the Nation’s Food Strategy, putting citizens and communities at the heart of what happens next. We were welcomed at OmvedGardens, a beautiful growing space and garden in North London […]

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 along to the Wales Real Food and Farming conference between 23rd and 25th November in Lampeter. So many great sessions on food citizenship, community land mapping, storytelling, food leadership in the […]