Join the Land Workers Alliance and their friend and allies in a march to call for a post-Brexit agricultural policy that guarantees good food and good farming in the UK.
Please see below all the info you need to know about the day!
PLAN FOR THE DAY
✊MARCH ROUTE ✊
WHAT: GOOD FOOD MARCH 2018
WHEN: Sunday 14th October, 2018.
WHERE: Meet at 11.30 am (please be on time!), at Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX. The march will proceed along a direct route to the Bargehouse Gallery in South Bank (Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH).
✊EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ✊
The march will end at the Bargehouse where the international ‘We Feed the World’ exhibition is running. The exhibition is a global photography initiative of over 300 images capturing the triumphs and tribulations of 50 farming communities across six continents, including stories of UK based farmers, seed growers and members of the Landworkers' Alliance.
At the venue there will be an afternoon of workshops and talks about how we can all organise for a better food system. There will also be a ‘disco soup’ lunch so bring ingredients to contribute to the pot!
11.30 am - 1.00 pm : GOOD FOOR MARCH.
Please arrive at 11.30am and no later! Meet at Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX. The march will proceed along a direct route to the Bargehouse Gallery in South Bank (Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH) where the We Feed The World exhibition is being held. Here will be speeches and talks from members and supporters of the Landworkers' Alliance and our allies.
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm : LUNCH
There will be soup made by LWA members, a farmers market and plenty of cafes in the local area.
1.45 pm - 2.45pm : THE FUTURE OF FOOD: WHY WE NEED TO CHALLENGE THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD GIANTS
Keynote address by Anna Lappe US activist and bestselling author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork, Anna Lappé, will deliver the exhibition’s keynote speech, connecting the dots between the climate crisis, personal health, community well-being, and the need to stand up to the chemical and agribusiness corporations undermining the future of people, other species and our planet.
3.00 pm - 4.00 pm : WHAT'S SO WRONG WITH THE COMMODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?
Anna Lappe, Gerald Miles and Jyoti Fernandes Farmer, Gerald Miles, and Landworkers' Alliance member, Jyoti Fernandes, join Anna Lappé to discuss how a global food system dominated by just a handful of corporations—from food retailers to seed and chemical companies to agribusiness giants—fails both the farmer and end-user. Together, they’ll offer up ways we can challenge these global giants and develop alternatives for sourcing our weekly shop. Chaired by We Feed the World Director, Francesca Price.
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm : POLITICAL TRAINING AND DISCUSSION ABOUT THE AGRICULTURE BILL WITH THE LANDWORKERS' ALLIANCE
We will be holding a political training, discussing our respond to the agriculture bill and what you can do to get involved and lobby your MPs.
5.00 pm onwards : PUB
Everyone's invited to come to The White Hart Pub on 29 Cornwall Road, SE1 8TJ. It's just a 5 minute walk from the exhibition and it will give us all some space to unwind from the day over a pint.
WHAT TO BRING
✊WHAT TO BRING ✊
Bring signs, posters, banners, flags, warm clothes, waterproofs, flasks of tea and snacks, and of course pots and wooden spoons to make some noise on the march!
WHY ARE WE MARCHING
✊WHY WE ARE MARCHING ✊
We all have a right to good food – it’s a basic human right!
As the UK prepares to leave the European Union and the Agriculture Bill is being finalised we need to ensure farmers are able to produce nutritious ecological, healthy food and everybody has guaranteed access to it.
Anyone who grows, distributes, prepares or eats food – together all of us have a stake in the food system. Whether you are worker in the food system, parents wanting affordable, nutritious food for your children, or you want to support farming that produces good food and works in harmony with the earth, this is a critical time for us all to come together. It’s our biggest opportunity to make our voices hear as the future of our food system in the UK is decided.
The Good Food March is being organised at this critical time in response to the first draft of the Agriculture Bill. Throughout October the Agriculture Bill will be debated in Westminster and will be finalised at the end of 2018. The final Agriculture Bill will impact what happens to our food and farming system in the UK for the next 50 years. It is crucial that our calls for a better food system are heard by to those negotiating our future.
“As we leave the European Common Agricultural Policy, the UK agriculture bill will determine the future of our food system for the next 50 years or more. If you want that food system to support farmers to produce healthy, affordable food for everyone, please join us.” Jyoti Fernandes, The Landworkers Alliance
Join us to demand a better, healthier food system and support for ecological farming, ahead of World Food Day on the 16th October and negotiation of the UK’s Agriculture Bill.
✊WE ARE CALLING FOR ✊
- Communities to have access to local, affordable, healthy food -
- Support for ecological farming -
- High animal welfare standards -
- Protection of the biodiversity of our countryside -
- Ending the use of agro-toxins -