As a member organisation of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, we are part of a global movement for food sovereignty and agroecology.
We live in a deeply interconnected world, and a perfect example of this is the inherent interdependence of our global food system. In the UK, we import almost half of the food we eat: a statistic which reflects the UK’s significant and historical reliance upon the soil, water and labour of other countries in order to meet our own nutritional and consumer needs. Food justice is therefore a transnational issue, and one which must be addressed through a decolonial lens.
It is important to position ourselves as equal participants in a global food system; whether as producers or consumers, and to recognise that it is therefore impossible to disentangle our own lives and activities from the struggles and plight of landworkers and food producers across the globe.
We therefore stand in solidarity with peasant struggles globally, and use our platform, members and political voice in the UK to mobilise for change elsewhere.
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