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The community food movement and migrant solidarity

By Melanie Strickland, Community Food Movement Builder, Organiclea The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) launched the campaign, Against the Walls of Capital, earlier this year. The group, whose coffee we sell at Organiclea to support their liberation struggle, called on supporters all over the world to “organize with autonomy, to resist and to rebel…

Breaking Bread Abroad: Insights and Reflections with Activist and Farmer Antonio Cosme

This summer Community Food Growers Network welcomed Detroit activist, food grower and artist Antonio Cosme to London. As rain drizzled on, without relent, for the hours and days that led up to our open-air event, morale dipped as it looked unlikely that after weeks and months of ideas, collaborations and enthusiasm we would be able…

With Festival Season in Full Flow Shambala’s Lynne Davis Breaks Down How to Fight the Food System

It’s troubling to think about how a growing population will be fed in the future, in the face of urbanisation and climate change. But perhaps the solutions we’re seeking are already on plates. Agroecological farming is the most common way of living and farming to the global population and is the source of most of…

A Closer Look at the Sugar Tax: Attacking Obesity at the Root or Shifting Responsibility off Manufacturers?

Originally published in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of CFGN’s quarterly magazine The Plot. Written by Natalie Szarek of Audacious Veg. When a public campaign calls for measures to tackle childhood obesity and encourage healthy eating and physical activity, I expect to be in favour of it. You can’t really go wrong with those goals, can…