Food Justice

It's been germinating beneath the ground for several years, and now it's finally here - a SPEAK campaign focusing on the injustices of agribusiness.

Food are drink are profoundly human.Yet our global food system is broken; as we see through land grabs, biofuels, food waste, overconsumption of meat and dairy, supermarket power, farmers squeezed, banks betting on food, monopolisation of the seed markets, over-reliance on heavy fertilisers and pesticides that ravage the Earth… Not to mention global hunger.

 Essentially, we believe that:

All food should be grown and shared
as though people and planet mattered.

CAMPAIGNS

SPEAK currently has two main campaigns on the issue of food justice, which are interrelated. One campaign is focusing on the New Alliance, an initiative which is being supported by the UK's DfID, which is funding landgrabs over Africa and getting poor countries locked deeper into poverty. Our other campaign is with our sister network Fale in Brazil, with the aim of banning some of the most deadly and toxic pesticides from being used in the country, despite being banned in countries like ours.

Please explore these campaigns through the hub boxes below, join the petitions and take them to your friends, churches and other groups or societies

SUCCESSES

SPEAK played a big part in 2013's Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign. We were a member of the coalition and held a stall at the Big IF event in Hyde Park in June 2013. It was a privilege to produce the video for the Big IF Fast and contribute to many other fun projects. Now that the campaign has come to a close, learn what it achieved here

 

This campaign is focusing on the New Alliance, an initiative which is supported by the UK's DfID, which is funding landgrabs over Africa and getting poor countries locked deeper into poverty.
This campaign is very special... We have created a campaign and prayer card in coordination with Falé, our sister network in Brazil! SPEAK UP for justice in the foodsystem there, where 15 people are poisoned by pesticides on Brazilian farms everyday