Mary MacCallum Sullivan: You don't need to know about farming to know we need a farming revolution
Mary MacCallum Sullivan, a pyschotherapist from Argyll, outlines a vision for ‘real farming’ where food is produced for the good of people and planet – and argues such a future is within our grasp
I KNOW nothing about farming, but I care deeply: I eat.
Poverty, food deserts and poor transport: 5 ways Scots are denied ‘the Right to Food’
What’s preventing many Scots from accessing food which is available, accessible, adequate and sustainable?
IN A NEW report published today [15 April], the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) argued that the ‘right to food’ should be enforced within Scots Law.
The report provides a detailed account of how many Scots are currently being denied the right to food, defined as food which “must be available, accessible (economically and physically), adequate (satisfying dietary needs, safe and culturally acceptable) and sustainable”.
Stephanie Mander: Two weeks left to tell @ScotGov you want a Good Food Nation
Stephanie Mander, policy & campaigns officer at Nourish Scotland, says Scotland shouldn’t accept endemic food poverty – a consultation on Good Food legislation is an opportunity to tell the Scottish Government that ambitious policy change is needed now
IN-WORK poverty is a hidden scourge on our society. Half of the low paid workers surveyed have reported skipping meals to pay essential bills, with a third missing meals on a regular basis.
Mike Downham: We should learn from the #ClimateStrike in our approach to food activism
Mike Downham, a food activist in north England (first as a children’s doctor, then organic farmer), who now lives in Glasgow, attended CommonSpace’s 28 March Forum on food, poverty and Brexit and gives his reflections on the event
WATCH: CommonSpace Forum 28 March - Food, poverty and Brexit
The CommonSpace Forum on 28 March saw Patrick Harvie, Dr Mary Ann Macleod and Abi Mordin discuss 'food, poverty and Brexit: should we demand the right to food?'. Here's the video of that discussion.
CommonSpace Forum’s are on the last Thursday of every month at the Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street. The next one will be on Thursday 25 April (details TBC).
Urban Agriculture: Grassroots solution to food scarcity - or a gateway to gentrification?
In the north of Glasgow, a community growing project has emerged where previously there was only a ‘food desert’, providing a dignified way to tackle poverty – but can such projects also be free labour for developers to exploit regeneration for commercial value?
Monopoly power vs Scottish food: How big money is undermining our most fundamental need
The food economy in Scotland is dominated by big landowners and supermarket monopolies, David Jamieson finds
LIKE all countries and cultures, Scotland is partly defined by its food. Not just it's cuisine - the country and urban landscape itself is of course shaped by the need to produce and consume food products.
And like so many other advanced economies the shaping of that environment has fallen into fewer and fewer hands, as monopolisation has transformed marketplaces.
Stacey Anderson and Natali Milligan: How we're building food solidarity in Castlemilk
Contributing to our special week of coverage on the right to food, Stacey Anderson and Natali Milligan from Women Against Capitalism in Castlemilk explain why they are organising a local event on 13 April based around sharing food
CASTLEMILK Share and Care isn't about helping folk (although it is) its not dishing out charity or handing anything down.