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Cost of living crisis and sustainable food

27 Apr 2022 10:00 11:30

This webinar looks at the clouds gathering over household food security, current policies (as well as gaps) and successful local interventions from the Sustainable Food Places network to address the challenge of ensuring that everyone has access to healthy and sustainable food.

Cost of living crisis. Credit: Anthony Pexels

Cost of living crisis. Credit: Anthony Pexels

Households are living through an unprecedented cost of living crisis. The perfect storm is gathering as households see a painful rise in energy and food bills, forcing families to make difficult choices between heating and eating. Sometimes it can feel that there is a tension between the dual aims of food partnerships in both striving for sustainable food (which in its nature isn’t ‘cheap’) and tackling food poverty.

This webinar looks at the clouds gathering over household food security, current policies (as well as policy gaps) and successful local interventions from the Sustainable Food Places network to address the challenge of ensuring that everyone has access to healthy and sustainable food.

Agenda

  • Chair – Emily O’Brien, Food Matters
  • Current status of household food security, food prices and a look ahead – Isabel Hughes and Shona Goudie, Food Foundation
  • Policy overview, tensions between food poverty and sustainability agendas and common drivers of food insecurity and dysfunctional food system – Prof Corinna Hawkes, City, University of London
  • Local food strategy and food poverty action – Helen Starr-Keddle, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
  • Sustainable food on a budget: the role of public procurement and local campaigns – Hilary Hamer and Anna Route, Hull Food Partnership

 

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Published 27 Apr 2022

Sustainable Food Places: The Sustainable Food Places Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues, so if you are working to drive positive food change or are interested in developing a programme, please do get in touch.

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