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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Just Desserts? Securing global food futures

This report presents principles to the the international community and UK government to guide responses to the evolving priorities surrounding food security within a changing global environment.

Since 2006 a food crisis has engulfed the world, a crisis typified by rapidly rising food prices causing millions of people to experience poverty and hunger. The crisis has become a global phenomenon and a global problem. It has become a symbol of continuing massive global inequalities between rich and poor, North and South, health and wealth. It has also been accompanied by an abrupt end to policy complacency about agriculture and food as it has become clear that what went before cannot continue if the world's food security is to improve.

This report presents principles to the the international community and UK government to guide responses to the evolving priorities surrounding food security within a changing global environment.