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Nine meals from poverty

It’s an indication of the increasingly surreal Brexit debate that laughably stupid UK government proposals for ‘no deal’ are being reported with a straight face rather than the derisory contempt they deserve.  Here’s the British Retail Consortium on food supplies last week: Stockpiling of food is not […]

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What does dignity mean to you over the festive period?

For many, the holidays are a time of celebration, gathering of friends and family, indulging in festive treats and enjoying a rest from work. For far too many, however, they are also a time of worry, stress and anxiety associated with the financial pressures that sit alongside […]

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Remembering Gus Schumacher

This week the sad news reached us that Gus Schumacher, Co-Founder of the Wholesome Wave Foundation, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure. Wholesome Wave is a non-profit working across the United States, connecting the dots between farmers, businesses, local authorities, the health sector and communities. They believe […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 4: Develop & Support Dignified Responses to Food Insecurity

With the local elections right around the corner, Nourish is asking candidates to support our ideas for how Local Authorities can catalyse some vital changes in our food system. Full details of the #NourishElectionAsks and how to sign up as a supporter are available here. From now, until […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 3: Increase Affordable Access to Healthy Food

With the local elections right around the corner, Nourish is asking candidates to support our ideas for how Local Authorities can catalyse some vital changes in our food system. Full details of the #NourishElectionAsks and how to sign up as a supporter are available here. From now, until […]

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Good Food Nation Bill in Programme for Government

Creative commons, ecologically grown vegetables

Press Release for Immediate Release Nourish Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to begin consultation on a Good Food Nation Bill in 2017. [1] Executive Director Pete Ritchie said ‘This legislation has the potential to be world-leading, we’re pleased the Scottish Government sees the need for a […]

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UN Makes Strong Recommendations on Right to Food

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Late last night the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their Concluding Observations. We’re extremely pleased to say that the Committee has made strong recommendations on all of the headline issues we raised.

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UN Examination of the Right to Food in the UK

UN Palais des Nations

  This week we’re in Geneva giving evidence to the UN on the right to food. Here’s a quick breakdown of the who/what/why. What is the right to food? The right to food is protected within the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The UK […]

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Acting on the Right to Food campaign

A picture of the play, portraying Sally in the supermarket

“What does a right to food look like, in practice, in Scotland?” This was the question posed to participants at the end of last week’s Scotland’s Foodscape Symposium in Edinburgh. Rather than starting a discussion on the topic, however, we presented them with a piece of theatre […]

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Edinburgh school closures result in increased food bank usage

The discovery of structural faults at 17 schools in Edinburgh has resulted in closures across the city; with thousands of pupils unable to return to class after the Easter break. This has resulted in obvious widespread disruption for children, parents, and teachers. However, one disturbing consequence, which […]

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