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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Food UK and is for news and comment in that context.

Community food systems should be part of the new normal – here’s why, New Economics Foundation, Apr 26 [1] ...Hackney

2021[edit | edit source]

‘System in crisis’ as ministers fail to fight food waste and poverty, Apr 14 [2]

2020[edit | edit source]

Environment to benefit from ‘biggest farming shake-up in 50 years’, Nov 30 [3] ...Rural sustainability UK

How coronavirus has led to a UK boom in community food growing. [4] Aug 24

Britain beyond lockdown: can we make more space for nature? [5] Jun 30 ...Rural sustainability UK

More than five million people living in households with children under 18 have experienced food insecurity after just a month of lockdown, May 4 [6]

Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population. [7] Mar 17 ...Sheffield

A successful food-coop in Kentish Town points to considerable prospects for an updated, kindly anarchism, Jan 5 [8]

2018[edit | edit source]

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Stream Farm – A New Model for New Entrants. [9] Dec 21 ...Somerset

Community potlucks: Shared meals help build deep ties among residents in Totnes. [10] Dec 5

Future proofing with kindness. [11] Oct 9

Ecological Land Cooperative purchases site in South Somerset to create new small farms. [12] The Ecological Land Cooperative works to create affordable ecological smallholdings for new entrants to farming – those who would ordinarily be unable to afford a house in the countryside yet who wish to earn a living through farming. Oct

The healthiest menu for poor people? An extra helping from government, Jack Monroe, Sep 6 [13]

Meet London’s first 50 Urban Food Heroes using food for good, Mar 19 [14]

UK farmers to be given first ever targets on soil health, Mar 13 [15]

The true cost of food: what should we do about it? Feb 19 [16]

2017[edit | edit source]

Community Fridge secures funding to roll out project across UK, Dec 7 [17]

Waltham Forest: Carrots and communism: the allotments plotting a food revolution, Aug 17 [18]

Today sees the launch of A People’s Food Policy, Jun 26

A People’s Food Policy[edit | edit source]

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A comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England [19]

A ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.

A People’s Food Policy is an extensive report, extending to 100 pages across 9 thematic chapters covering governance, food production, health, land, labour, environment, knowledge and skills, trade and finance - each with an in depth analysis and policy proposals for transforming the food system in England. June, 2017

Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield, Mar 22 [20]

Wales news: Fishguard’s Transition Cafe wins award! Mar 6 [21]

Britain’s new wave of militant grocers, Sarah Butler, Feb 26 [22]

FoodCycle Prevents Food Waste and Builds Community, One Meal at a Time, Feb 8 [23]

2016[edit | edit source]

Yorkshire and the Humber: Soil and soul: ‘Leeds is the perfect combination of rural and urban’, Oct 28 [24]

Going beyond the food banks, Jul 22 [25]

Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers, May 12 [26]

2015[edit | edit source]

3 Incredible Ways to Get Your Community Growing Food, October 19 [27]

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Rural sustainability UK: From fringe to fork – food and the Green Belt, Sep 29 [28]

The Most Sustainable Bread in the World, September 21 [29]

Sole Share, a community supported fishery, August 20 [30]

How Your Neighbourhood Can Have Its Own Community Allotment, August 14 [31]

Britain’s ‘Best Food Initiative’ goes to…, May 1 [32]

Reaping the rewards of community growing, April 15 [33]

Community Shop profiled on Radio 4 Food Programme, January 14 [34]

2014[edit | edit source]

Food for all, not for profit: the quest for food sovereignty, Fanny Malinen, September [35]

A new way to buy local produce? Food Assembly is coming to Britain, July 10 [36]

How to invent a local food culture, June 26 [37]

Getting Dirty With The Neighbours – The Benefits Of Community Gardening, June 26 [38]

Transition Towns and Beyond: The Ecological Land Co-operative, By Shaun Chamberlin, May [39]

2013[edit | edit source]

First social supermarket opens selling ‘surplus’ food - but only to local people receiving welfare support, December 9 [40]

2012[edit | edit source]

15 tips to create consumer confidence in food retail and farmers markets, April 24 [41]

Blogs[edit | edit source]

"Awesome Allotment Blogs" [42]

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