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.
The dream of a right to food: What lessons can Scotland draw from the rest of the world?
If we are to establish a national right to food, what can the history of other countries’ attempts tell us? Sean Bell takes a look.
FOOD defines humanity, and determines life. Hunger cannot be argued with. It is a historical truth and a global reality – and Scotland is no exception.
Working people routinely struggle to afford food, new research finds
Citizens Advice Scotland report on food affordability, access and availability highlights hard choices facing many
SCOTTISH PEOPLE concerned about their food bills are routinely making sacrifices about the quality and the quantity of the food they eat, while many worry about food running out before they have the money to find more, new research from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.
Guppi Bola: Safe and affordable food for all is a human right
Following fresh controversy in the Scottish Parliament over the need for a Good Food Nation Bill, food justice campaigners are feeling inspired into action on the growing crisis of food insecurity. Guppi Bola, interim-director of Medact, explores the interrelated nature of income insecurity, hunger and its impact on health inequality.
UNDERSTANDING food insecurity across the UK has long been a concern of campaigners.
‘Bring on the food bill’: Campaigners push for legislation on healthy, affordable food system
Campaigners bring kitchen tables to Scottish Parliament in call for food legislation to boost health, local economies, affordability and sustainability
THE SCOTTISH FOOD COALITION has stepped up its calls for the Scottish Government to start consulting on legislation to ensure a healthy, environmentally and economically sustainable food system before the parliament’s Summer recess.
The coalition, which consists of 19 organisations, set up a kitchen table and chairs outside the parliament at 12.30 today (23 May) to highlight the issue.
UK welfare policy is pushing Scots into poverty: What can the Scottish Govt do to alleviate the suffering?
Scotland’s social security powers are limited, but experts argue there are actions which could be taken to address food poverty
EXPERTS AND campaigners have pointed to answers within the grasp of the Scottish Government which could help turn the tide on rising poverty figures amid Tory cuts to social security and the roll-out of the widely criticised Universal Credit.
Fabian Commission: Food bank use the "tip of the iceberg" of food poverty and insecurity
Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty publishes report after yearlong investigation into food poverty
A THINK TANK's year-long investigation into food poverty has found that the growth in food bank use in the UK represents only a small portion of those affected by food poverty and insecurity.
Teachers trained to spot underfed children as food insecurity skyrockets
As cutbacks deepen, teachers are taught to spot malnutrition and hunger
TEACHERS throughout Scotland are to be issued advice on how to detect hunger and malnutrition in children, following a marked rise in food insecurity.
The guidance, which will be distributed next week, states that hunger "is moving from the exceptional to the more commonplace" among families in Scotland.