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Building on our food security - 2022 report
Authors: CPRE The countryside charity, Jul 20, 2022

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2021[edit | edit source]

The Landworkers' Alliance responds to the National Food Strategy and calls for more support for local food systems and producers, Aug 24[1]

Community food systems should be part of the new normal – here's why, New Economics Foundation, Apr 26.[2]..Hackney

'System in crisis' as ministers fail to fight food waste and poverty, Apr 14[3] Food Abundance and Equality Declaration with signatories, Apr 2021,

2020[edit | edit source]

Environment to benefit from 'biggest farming shake-up in 50 years', Nov 30.[4]..Rural sustainability UK

How coronavirus has led to a UK boom in community food growing.[5] Aug 24

Britain beyond lockdown: can we make more space for nature?[6] Jun 30...Rural sustainability UK

More than five million people living in households with children under 18 have experienced food insecurity after just a month of lockdown, May 4[7]

Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population.[8] Mar 17...Sheffield

A successful food-coop in Kentish Town points to considerable prospects for an updated, kindly anarchism, Jan 5[9]

2018[edit | edit source]

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Stream Farm – A New Model for New Entrants.[10] Dec 21...Somerset

Community potlucks: Shared meals help build deep ties among residents in Totnes.[11] Dec 5

Future proofing with kindness.[12] Oct 9

Ecological Land Cooperative purchases site in South Somerset to create new small farms.[13] The Ecological Land Cooperative works to create affordable ecological smallholdings for new entrants to farming – those who would ordinarily be unable to afford a house in the countryside yet who wish to earn a living through farming. Oct

The healthiest menu for poor people? An extra helping from government, Jack Monroe, Sep 6[14]

Meet London's first 50 Urban Food Heroes using food for good, Mar 19[15]

UK farmers to be given first ever targets on soil health, Mar 13[16]

The true cost of food: what should we do about it? Feb 19[17]

2017[edit | edit source]

Community Fridge secures funding to roll out project across UK, Dec 7[18]

Waltham Forest: Carrots and communism: the allotments plotting a food revolution, Aug 17[19]

Today sees the launch of A People's Food Policy, Jun 26

A People's Food Policy[edit | edit source]

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A comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England[20] A ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people's vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organizations. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organizations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system. A People's Food Policy is an extensive report, extending to 100 pages across 9 thematic chapters covering governance, food production, health, land, labour, environment, knowledge and skills, trade and finance - each with an in depth analysis and policy proposals for transforming the food system in England. June, 2017

Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield, Mar 22[21]

Wales news: Fishguard's Transition Cafe wins award! Mar 6[22]

Britain's new wave of militant grocers, Sarah Butler, Feb 26[23]

FoodCycle Prevents Food Waste and Builds Community, One Meal at a Time, Feb 8[24]


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2016[edit | edit source]

Yorkshire and the Humber: Soil and soul: 'Leeds is the perfect combination of rural and urban', Oct 28[25]

Going beyond the food banks, Jul 22[26]

Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers, May 12[27]

2015[edit | edit source]

3 Incredible Ways to Get Your Community Growing Food, October 19[28]

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Rural sustainability UK: From fringe to fork – food and the Green Belt, Sep 29[29]

The Most Sustainable Bread in the World, September 21[30]

Sole Share, a community supported fishery, August 20[31]

How Your Neighbourhood Can Have Its Own Community Allotment, August 14[32]

Britain's 'Best Food Initiative' goes to…, May 1[33]

Reaping the rewards of community growing, April 15[34]

Community Shop profiled on Radio 4 Food Programme, January 14[35]

2014[edit | edit source]

Food for all, not for profit: the quest for food sovereignty, Fanny Malinen, September[36]A new way to buy local produce? Food Assembly is coming to Britain, July 10[37]

How to invent a local food culture, June 26[38]

Getting Dirty With The Neighbours – The Benefits Of Community Gardening, June 26[39]

Transition Towns and Beyond: The Ecological Land Co-operative, By Shaun Chamberlin, May[40]

2013[edit | edit source]

First social supermarket opens selling 'surplus' food - but only to local people receiving welfare support, December 9[41]

2012[edit | edit source]

15 tips to create consumer confidence in food retail and farmers markets, April 24[42]

Blogs[edit | edit source]

"Awesome Allotment Blogs"[43]

See also[edit | edit source]

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