Where are we now

Where are we now

Jay Raynor 'Saving Britain's Food Supply' finished with: “'If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country.' Amen to that".

Trusell Trust map of those requiring 3 day emergency food packages

A quarter of parents in Leeds are less than a month away from not being able to put food on the table for their children. Around 180,000 people have admitted that they are struggling to afford food for their children and opt to go hungry themselves.

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP challenged to work in a Food Bank after saying they showed ‘a rather uplifting show of charity’. Adding ‘I don’t think the state can do everything’. It helps promote the ‘Big Society’ philosophy. Yet, you would think a modern day state, 6th largest in the world, could manage to feed people decently. Trying to explain why the number of Food Banks has risen so dramatically since the Tories came to power in 2010, Rees-Mogg said it was because only the were Job Centres allowed to direct people to them – that Labour had prevented them. But Tressell Trust said that in 2016-7 only 5% referrals came from that source.


Food Insecurity Bill Second Reading February to require government to monitor and report on 'food insecurity'

Dramatic increase in fast food outlets near schools. "The number of fast food outlets within five minutes’ walk of a school gate has increased by 67 per cent in the last eight years "