Category: News

Chicken Shops, Community Food Growers and the new London Plan

By Mama D In Chapter 6 of the London Plan draft, policy E9 proposed that new hot food takeaways with A5 licenses which “generally sell food that is high in calories, fat, salt and sugar, and low in fibre, fruit and vegetables” be denied planning permission “within 400 metres walking distance of an existing or…

CFGN is hiring!

Community Food Growers Network is hiring a Network Co-ordinator for 2 days a week for 9 months starting next month. The Network Co-ordinator will work in a job-share to maintain the daily activities of the network and support our members however possible. If you want to join the CFGN team or find out more about…

On Gentrification

Written by Leslie Barson of London Community Neighbourhood Co-Operative When thinking about movements concerned with land, food and housing in the early 21st century, the process of gentrification is central. It is a process that moves us away from a system whose policies and projects are based around the needs of people to one based…

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…