Farm Retail Association The Farm Retail Association exists to help farmers and producers sell their produce direct and encourages high standards of quality, food safety and presentation.
Food Ethics Council The Food Ethics Council reports on ethical issues in food and agriculture.
We develop tools to help make ethical thinking a standard practice in policy, business and everyday life. We work towards a food system that is fair, humane, secure and sustainable.
International Forum on Globalization (IFG) The International Forum on Globalization advocates equitable, democratic, and ecologically sustainable economics. It is formed in response to the present worldwide drive toward a globalized economic system dominated by supranational corporate trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national governments. One of the most crucial, yet still insufficiently noted consequences of economic globalization has been the myriad impacts resulting from the conversion of smaller, locally based farming to a global industrialized agricultural model.
The Soil Association's Pesticides Campaign Pesticides have many harmful effects on man and his environment. They can affect the biodiversity of the environment. They are toxic to species deemed as pests but can also harm or kill beneficial species which can have a knock-on effect on entire ecosystems. Pesticides can also adversely affect human health through short term occupational poisoning or chronic long term illnesses.
The World Development Movement GMO Campaign Multinational companies such as Monsanto and DuPont claim that GM technology will help to solve world hunger. GM technology is not the answer to world hunger and multinationals stand accused of cynically manipulating people's extreme poverty for their own commercial ends. Hunger is caused by poverty and access to land and resources; concentrating control of the world's food supply in the hands of a few large corporations is the last thing that the poor need.
UK FOOD GROUP Working together for global food security. The UK Food Group (UKFG) is the leading UK network for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on global food and agriculture issues. Our vision is a world in which hunger has been banished by food security.
UKabc - UK AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY COALITION Agricultural biodiversity of all food species is a vital sub-set of general biodiversity, highly threatened by globalisation of food markets and tastes, intellectual property systems and the spread of unsustainable industrial food production. But it still provides the basis of the food and livelihood security of billions of people and the development of all food production, including for industrial agriculture and for the biotechnology (Life) industries. It is the first link in the food chain, developed and safeguarded by farmers, herders and fisherfolk throughout the world.