Good Food Nation Bill
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.
Judy Wilkinson: Councils are failing to give Grow Your Own allotment groups the support they need to thrive
Judy Wilkinson, allotments campaigner, says that the framework is there for local authorities to support a flourishing of allotment groups in every area, but there is not currently the impetus to make it happen
‘Demand for allotments shoots up but gardeners face 90 year waiting list’. ‘Scotland’s allotments are plotting a revolution’. ‘What would you like to do after work?’.
Colette Walker: Why every public kitchen in Scotland can and should have local organic produce
Colette Walker, women for indy national committee member and disabled person and carer to a disabled young adult, explains the vision behind her motion on food & drink, which was passed by acclaim at SNP annual conference
ON TUESDAY [9 October] at the SNP conference in Glasgow, I proposed a resolution to support Scotland’s food and drink sector which was passed by acclaim.
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.
Appetite for change: Films and debate to join dots between food, health, and social justice
Kitchen Table Talks and film screenings in Edinburgh to consider the future of sustainable eating
TWO DOCUMENTARIES by director Zev Robinson on local food production and fishing and sustainability in Scotland will be premiered at Edinburgh University on 20 March, followed by a panel discussion and a Kitchen Table Talk on the future of food in Scotland.