Right to Food
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).
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.
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.
Special week of coverage on the right to food: Send us your views
THE deadline for submissions to the Scottish Government’s consultation on how Scotland can become a Good Food Nation has been pushed back a few weeks, from 29 March to 18 April.
This gives an extra bit of time to generate discussion and ideas on how Scotland’s food system should be changed, and what government can do to make that change happen.
UN expert warns of brexit threat to Scottish ‘right to food’ advances
UN rapporteur to visit Scottish Government to discuss Good Food Nation Bill
THE UN rapporteur on the “right to food” will visit Scotland tomorrow to warn of the dangers brexit could bring to Scottish action to promote food justice.
Hilal Elver, whose job it is to advise on the establishment of the “right to food” enshrined in the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), will meet with the Scottish Government’s equalities secretary Angela Constance and give a lecture at Edinburgh University.