How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system

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Browse our key reports and toolkits to understand and grow the food citizenship movement

Food citizenship is a movement of organisations working across the UK food and farming sector that believe in treating people as citizens, not consumers.

As food citizens, we believe in the power of people. We want to and can have a positive influence on UK food and farming systems. We know that we express more of our true selves as citizens than we do as consumers. When given that opportunity, we feel empowered to catalyse and create positive change in and for our community. We include other people in creating positive change. We want to do the right thing for society to thrive now and in the future. We are resilient, persistent, inclusive, trusting, hopeful.

This website is a support hub for the food citizenship movement, and it is run by the Food Ethics Council. The movement was first identified in a ten-month inquiry into the future of the food system convened by the New Citizenship Project in collaboration with the Food Ethics Council.

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Resilience begins with a seed

The UK is peppered with seed savers, connected in formal and informal networks across the country and the world. These are growers on farms and allotments, in school playgrounds and on balconies, who collect seed from their crops at the

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Meaningful engagement with citizens

In the midst of political shifts and uncertainty, there is a new wave of politics bubbling under the surface. This new story is redefining what meaningful citizen participation means for governments. We spoke to Jon Alexander, co-founder at the New

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3 days ago
A new way of doing food, farming and nature? Manifesto and #futuregenerations Act are telling a new story of what's possible, as farmers and public call for change from the bottom up @JaneBryngwyn @EdibleMach @MontWildlife @janebrynonnen #foodcitizenship
https://t.co/uWvZhNKduT
4 days ago
@dan_crossley @HoltFarmEssex Agree on all counts (inc sat morning issue!) the system needs to allow #foodcitizenship to happen by default, not through choice. Happy Saturday and eat well
4 days ago
@dan_crossley @HoltFarmEssex Agree on all counts (inc sat morning issue!) the system needs to allow #foodcitizenship to happen by default, not through choice. Happy Saturday and eat well
4 days ago
@FarmerPedro @HoltFarmEssex Thanks Pete. We’d argue the focus should be on changing the (food) environment around us, rather than putting the onus on individuals to ‘make better choices’. We need a mindset shift - hence why we believe in the power of #FoodCitizenship - see https://t.co/wkBLgWvK9v (cont)

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