I live on the outskirts of an area commonly referred to by its residents as ‘The Lentil Belt’, with the inhabitants often calling each other yoghurt, or sometimes lentil weavers, giving the impression that the residents of Meersbrook, UK, are wholefood obsessives. I’m sure that the Yoghurt Weavers of The Lentil Belt will be pleased… Continue reading The international year of pulses
There is no shortage of food. The World Food Programme states that the world produces enough food to feed the entire global population. Indeed the UK’s waste food alone can provide enough to end UK food poverty, so why do some people still go hungry? The prevailing food system is anchored by the need for… Continue reading Household Food Security: The Right to Food approach
Foodbank collections are increasingly commonplace. We see them in the workplace, schools, concerts, sporting events and shopping outlets, with the public kindly donating food items, sometimes plucked from the pantry at home or bought especially on the weekly grocery shop. Either way these donations are gratefully received by foodbanks. Most donations are given by the… Continue reading Government, the food industry and foodbanks. Who’s taking the biscuit?