Tag: food

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…

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…

Why we can’t afford to lose the plot: Land, Labour and connectedness in Britain

Poverty has not always been a scourge upon humanity or even been represented as such. Originally, being poor was a blessed state of being associated with virtuosity, as in ‘blessed are the meek’. The poor, it was said, would inherit the earth. Beyond the religious reformations, the protestant church played an increasingly greater role in…

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…