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Leicester food workers fight to build the union and stop pay cuts

16 February 2016
Some 300 workers at Samworth Brothers food manufacturer in Leicester met on Friday of last week to discuss bosses’ plans to cut their pay.

Rise to the challenge to stop job cuts at Hovis in Wigan

01 December 2015
More than 100 jobs are set to be slashed at the Hovis factory in Wigan.

Behind the fuss over food

27 October 2015
 You may be worried that your next bacon sarnie could give you cancer.

In defence of humans

23 June 2015
Famine and environmental crisis aren’t caused by a growing population or its ‘greed’. Instead, it’s people that hold the solution, argues Nick Clark

Tories' Hunger Shames: cuts leave millions without food

09 December 2014
The Tories are making more than four million people go hungry—including 500,000 children. 

Jacobs biscuit workers bite back with rolling strikes

02 December 2014
Some 800 workers at Jacobs Biscuit factory in Aintree, Liverpool, walked out in the first two days of a rolling programme of strikes last week.

Fast food strikers shake the US with civil disobedience

09 September 2014
Fast food workers across the US struck on Thursday of last week. The action was part of an escalating campaign for $15 (£9.30) an hour wages and the right to join a trade union.

The Great British Bake Off - A conservative fantasy of cup cake capitalism

26 August 2014
Escaping from austerity is been sold back to us as austerity chic with irony.

Food inspectors ballot over wages

22 July 2014
Over 500 Unison union members at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will ballot to strike against an imposed 0.75 percent pay offer this week.

Hundreds die as food chiefs cut corners

18 February 2014
Our lives are being put at risk as cuts to inspections and testing make it easier for greedy food bosses to drive down standards, reports Raymie Kiernan

Fast food chains face protests over workers' rights

18 February 2014
The Fast Food Rights campaign held protests outside fast food outlets last Saturday. 

Day of action planned for fast food workers' rights

11 February 2014
Campaigners around Britain were set to protest for fast food workers’ rights on Saturday of this week.

If obesity is rising, blame poverty, profit and stress

28 January 2014
The pressures of our sick society make healthy eating harder for ordinary people, explains John Parrington

Join the fightback for fast food workers’ rights

07 January 2014
Food workers union Bfawu, Unite the Resistance and left wing Labour MP John McDonnell have teamed up to fight for fast food workers’ rights.

Food waste - a supermarket rip off

22 October 2013
Revelations about food waste in Britain have sparked new attacks on ordinary people.

Don’t blame the poor

03 September 2013
Millionaire celebrity Jamie Oliver has taken it upon himself to tell poor people how to eat. But the real problem isn’t the decisions that people in poverty make. It’s the poverty.

Fast food workers strike over pay in the US

30 July 2013
Fast food workers in seven US cities struck for better pay and the right to join unions on Monday of this week. 

GM wheat sparks an angry protest

29 May 2012
Around 200 people protested against genetically modified (GM) food in Hertfordshire last Sunday.

E coli: It’s the system that kills, not salad

07 June 2011
The latest E coli outbreak has already claimed the lives of 22 people and infected more than 2,000 people across the world.

Why are world food prices rocketing?

03 May 2011
The biggest wheat crop in world history is expected this year—yet half the globe’s population are at risk of going hungry. Globally, food prices have risen by 36 percent in the past year, meaning millions of people are priced out of the basic foods.

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