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How can the food sector tackle household food insecurity?

This Business Forum Report from the Food Ethics Council explores the ethical implications of the food industry’s involvement with food charity projects such as school breakfast clubs or donations of food and money by supermarkets. 

Topics discussed include the level of wages paid by food and drink companies, problems that people face in accessing food charity, and the role of UK welfare policy reform.

Read the full report Beyond Food Charity: How can the food sector tackle household food insecurity? here. See also the Foodosurce building block What is food security?

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Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.

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