Dig for Victory
Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University, "If you depend on Tesco or Sainsbury's or Waitrose, you are a consumer. In other words your food supply is under their control. But if you garden and can grow at least some food to eat, however little, then you are injecting a little food democracy into your food supplies and asserting your food citizenship." .."A global food crisis is looming. This crisis can be solved by the democratisation of gardening - opening up and encouraging everyone to grow their own produce where possible in their own back garden or local community - changing thinking from food miles to food metres." ..."There is a moral quotient. Anyone that thinks we can continue to get our food from places like Kenya and Murcia in Spain that are suffering massive water shortages needs their head examined," he said.
Put me first in line for the examination, he really doesn't get the idea that consumers boss supermarkets round, not that they are helpless pawns does he. "Food citizenship" "democracy of food supply" - utter tosh, but phrases I fear we will hear more of.