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    Food In Our Hands

    Building the UK Food Sovereignty Movement

    What’s the issue?

    The dominant economic model that shapes the food system in the UK and beyond is inherently violent. This is because its foundations were built with the intention of pursuing profit and enhancing corporate control rather than actually feeding people. This industrial-scale intensive way of producing food has brought us to a situation where our natural resources are depleting, biodiversity is in rapid decline, millions are dependent on food banks for survival, our collective health is suffering, and international trade deals continue to deliberately reinforce neo-colonial control over the Majority World. 

    Many movements across the world have mobilised effectively to combat these injustices, yet in the UK, the political and social narrative on food justice remains frustratingly limited to merely increasing the provision of food banks. In the UK we have so many incredible organisations working towards building food security and food sovereignty, but what we lack is a cohesive movement to bring us all together and contextualise our current food system against a backdrop of capitalism, colonialism, and the multiple forms of oppression upon which it feeds.

    What are we doing?

    Food In Our Hands is a movement of movements. By partnering with organisations and individuals who are engaged in the struggle to transform our food system and who advocate for food sovereignty, we are working to put food – both metaphorically and literally – back in our hands.

    In 2022 we will be hosting an educational webinar series exploring the different aspects of food sovereignty. You can register for our final webinar here.

     

    In September we are organising a People’s Food Summit, bringing together people and organisations from across the food and farming sector to strengthen the UK food sovereignty movement. You can read more about the event and buy your ticket here.

    What can you do?

    There are many ways you can support the movement. 

    If you’re interested in organising with us, please fill out this form and we will be in touch shortly. 

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