food and poverty

Commission set up by the Fabian Society with our support

The Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty is bringing together experts in food policy and related fields including health, the environment, and education to examine how poverty relates to the food system. The Commission will be sitting over one year, reporting in Summer 2015, and will make recommendations towards the creation of a fair and sustainable food system.

In recent years a number of high-profile issues have pointed to significant problems with Britain’s food system – rising prices, the horsemeat scandal, excess waste, exploited workers, obesity and emergency food provision. But as yet there has been insufficient attention to exploring the interactions between them all and their collective impacts on those in poverty.

The seven Commissioners are working with an expert panel of people with direct experience of poverty, recruited and supported by Church Action on Poverty.

Click here to find out more about the Commission on Food and Poverty.

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