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Tim Lang in The conversation: How to crack Britain’s destructive addiction to food banks?

In this article in The Conversation Tim Lang discusses two recent reports that have been published discussing food poverty and food banks in Britain.

One is the final report of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty - Hungry for Change, the other is written by Sustain and focuses on Food poverty in London - Beyond the Food Bank: London Poverty Profile 2015.

Tim Lang’s piece discusses UK food policy its implications for poorer families. The conclusion of the reports and the foundation for the article is that food banks are no solution to food poverty, neither in the rich nor in the poor worlds.  

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