Archive for the Public health Category

How can we make ‘Local Food for Everyone’ a reality?

The Scottish Government is currently on consultation overdrive, but 4 key consultations fit so closely together that it’s almost impossible to respond to one without referring to the others. In the words of Scottish Government: ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland’ asks us to consider a successor to the

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Desire lines: What our food practice during COVID tells us about the food system we want

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic our food supply chains were forced to flex beyond what many thought possible, and whilst they were temporarily disrupted during the pandemic, exacerbated by media-fed anxiety about shortages, food continued to flow. Although this shows a certain robustness and ability

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It’s time to see the Bigger Picture: our solutions to climate change must be about more than numbers

This blog post was originally a talk given by Keesje Avis at a webinar entitled “Scotland’s Response to the Climate Emergency” hosted by FoES and partners. See all the presentations here. When talking and thinking about climate change mitigation, we tend to talk about numbers and in

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Respecting the right to food during lockdown and crisis response: We need to talk about state duties

it is concerning that other significant emergency funding packages have fallen back on models of charitable food aid rather than providing direct entitlements. So we need to talk about the UK governments’ obligation to respect human rights, including the right to food during these challenging circumstances.

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