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What is the financialisation of food and why should we care?

This blog discusses Professor Jennifer Clapp’s recent visit to Sheffield where she presented work from her latest book project and current research on the financialisation of food In October this year, the University of Sheffield was privileged to host the world-leading food and International Relations scholar Professor Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and Professor … Continue reading

7 November 2018 by
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Where next for discussions on household food insecurity in the UK?

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Finding progressive policy responses that tackle food insecurity is essential for reducing in work poverty At this time of year, many of us are moved by the stories bought to the fore by festive charitable appeals.  Food banks are an increasingly prominent form of charitable giving and at the beginning of this month Fareshare and the Trussell Trust ran their … Continue reading

19 December 2016 by
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Hungry for change: food insecurity in the wake of the crisis

The politics of the financial crisis have generated rising and unacceptable levels of hunger in advanced societies The only things that seem to be growing in the UK and US economies these days are hunger and food insecurity. The growth of food banks and other forms of hunger-relief charities is a strong reminder of the ‘pseudo-recovery’ we are in and … Continue reading

16 December 2013 by
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