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