Housing and land activists to join forces

Re-blogged from Red Pepper

In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage
30 August 2016

essexToday, as a country, we face huge problems – widening inequality, a chronic housing crisis, a dysfunctional agricultural system, multiple public health issues and impending climate collapse. Land use is one of the root causes of these problems but is rarely discussed. Indeed, land has been the elephant in the room of English politics for so long we have become accustomed to its absence during important debates.

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‘Towards a People’s Food Policy’ Questionnaire

Participate in the questionnaire here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/towardsapeoplesfoodpolicy

In October 2015 grassroots food and farming organisations in the UK began a process to create a People’s Food Policy for the UK. Stewarded by the LandWorkers’ Alliance, the aim of the project is to engage in a process from the ground up to articulate a vision of a fairer food system for all, and how it can be realised.
What is a food system?
A food system is the path that food travels from field to fork. It is made up of all the components of how food is grown, reared, harvested, processed, packaged, distributed, transported, accessed, consumed and disposed.

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