Why Does The Growth Of Food Banks Matter?

Food Banks


Story from The Conversation.


In the last 50 years, we have observed a number of subtle, yet substantial revolutions in the way we approach our choices over food. One of the earliest revolutions saw us shift from shopping little and often with local producers – and investing in the local economy – to being swayed by the “stack ‘em high, sell ’em cheap” rhetoric, sold by supermarkets and the international economy.

Most of us develop a strong sense of solidarity with our favourite supermarket, and can choose where we spend our money each week. However, there is a gap in understanding at the political level when it comes to those who do not have such a choice.


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Updated: 20th April 2016 — 7:13 am

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