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Food Talks: No more small change. Is £3 a fairer price for a pint of milk?

Webinar 31 Jan 2023 18:30 20:00

Join the latest Food Talks to explore how we can all support a transition to more ethical dairy – including a fair share for farmers?

Glass of milk. Credit: Pexels

Glass of milk. Credit: Pexels

#FoodTalks is brought to you by a partnership of the Food Ethics Council, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico and London Food Link, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

‘Follow the money’ is a familiar mantra. But when we do, it’s a case of small change for farmers, who typically only get a tiny fraction of the price you pay at the checkout for a bottle of milk or a block of cheese.

At a time of multiple crises, including inequality and cost of living, small change doesn’t cut it. We need big change - a fundamental overhaul of how farmers and producers are rewarded and valued. 

Using the example of the dairy sector, #FoodTalks will explore how to rebalance fairness in food value chains. What is the true cost of cheap milk? If we want ‘better’ dairy, surely we need to pay more...

Expert speakers include Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain, co-author of the recent report ‘Unpicking Food Prices: Where does your food pound go and why do farmers get so little?’, campaign strategist and author.

Other speaker/s to be announced soon.

The evening will be chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council. 

  • When: Tues 31 Jan, 18:30
  • Where: Impact Hub King's Cross, 34B York Way, London, N1 9AB
  • Tickets: There will be a small charge of £5 (plus Eventbrite fee) to contribute towards the cost of the evening, including a drink. If that cost is likely to be prohibitive to you attending, please e-mail foodtalks@impacthub.net for a free bursary place.

If you prefer to join remotely, you can listen in to the talks themselves, which will be finished by 8.00pm.

Sign-up today! 

Published 31 Jan 2023

London Food Link: This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent eateries and food producers, public awareness campaigns, and joining the dots between people around specific food issues. The LFL supporter network is open to everyone who grows, produces, teaches, peddles, promotes and simply enjoys good food in the capital.

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