#RightsNotCharity

Author: Charlie Spring

photo by Katarina Holmes

A food future that’s fair for all

“Covid-19 is the crisis-within-a-crisis that highlights and exacerbates the contradictions of a profit-prioritising food system that produces both waste and hunger. We have seen millions of animals slaughtered due to loss of market value and highly concentrated slaughtering facilities at a time of overwhelming demand for emergency food, an eerie echo of 1930s America when…
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How foodbanks went global

Charlie Spring, who critically examined charitable food networks in her doctoral and postdoctoral research, investigates the spread of food banks across affluent nations and beyond. She explains how the relationship between food waste and food charity is more complex and problematic than the “win-win” it is often portrayed to be.

As food-banking grows, who benefits? A critical dialogue between America and Manchester

As food-banking grows, who benefits? A critical dialogue between America and Manchester

Charlie Spring, who critically examined charitable food networks in her doctoral and postdoctoral research, draws connections between food poverty, charity, and policy in the US and UK in her reflections on a conversation between researchers Andy Fisher and Hannah Lambie-Mumford.