Harnessing the power of food citizenship
The Food Ethics Council has published a report on food citizenship, which it defines as a growing movement of people acting as interdependent participants in our food systems, not just as producers or consumers in linear supply chains.
This new report aims to highlight the window of opportunity that, it says, is currently opening across the food sector for food citizenship to take root. Using examples, case studies and conversations with food citizenship pioneers across UK food and farming systems, it invites readers to reflect on how they nurture themselves as food citizens and how to engage with others within organisations and beyond.
Read the full report, Harnessing the power of food citizenship, here. See also the Foodsource chapter What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.