Category - food

  • 18 Feb 2013

    The dramatic rise in people forced to rely on foodbanks in the UK could represent a human rights abuse, a top United Nations official will warn today.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    'Freedom from Hunger: Realising the Right to Food in the UK', A lecture by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Professor Olivier de Schutter, will be given on Monday 18 February 2013 at Doughty Street Chambers in London, from 6.00 - 7.30pm.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    The horsemeat scandals which are the subject of enveloping media coverage in Britain at the moment (and which extend to 13 countries and 28 companies) point to far deeper issues about the structure of the food industry and the damage that its dominance by unaccountable corporate interests is doing in terms of health, hunger, nutrition, the environment, sustainable farming, animal welfare, food security, food sovereignty and more besides.

  • 9 Feb 2013

    The latest horsemeat incidents show the influence of big business is compromising the security of our food chain, a Scottish MSP has claimed.

  • 8 Feb 2013

    For several weeks at Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron has been asked about foodbanks. Each week he has had a request by an MP to visit a foodbank in their constituency, to speak to the people who run them, and to the people who rely on them to feed themselves and their families.

  • 28 Jan 2013

    During the past week, the views of Conservative MP Anna Soubry combined with the Tesco 'horseburgers' scandal to provide a cautionary tale about the food environment of Britain in 2013.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025, says a new campaign from development charities and faith groups.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    Starting tomorrow, UK-based development agency Christian Aid is hosting a series of meals to engage young people in ending global poverty.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    Stung by criticism that it was among the aid agencies portraying Africa in too negative a way, Oxfam has launched a more positive campaign against hunger.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    Launched on 10 November 2012, CAFOD's year-long 'Hungry for Change' campaign will use key moments, such as the UK’s hosting of the G8 in May 2013, to highlight the issues at stake in the struggle against hunger call for further support. But what are those issues?