Economy & Just Work

The UK has a ‘cheap food’ culture driven by a complex combination of factors that are difficult to unpick and have proven stubbornly resistant to change. The UK retains an almost religious commitment to the sanctity of ‘personal consumer choice’ married with the high concentration of the food retail market in the hands of just ten big retailers. These factors have pressured the food system to be driven primarily by price and convenience over and above health, fair value, and environmental or ethical concerns.  If we are to get the food system we deserve, we must improve the financial viability of farming and make farm work a well-paid and respected employment. But at the moment:


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