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Hungry BritainThe Rise of Food Charity$
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Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447328285

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.001.0001

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(p.133) Eight Conclusion
Hungry Britain

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Policy Press

Chapter 8 focuses on the consequences of the rise of emergency food provision for the progressive realisation of the human right to food in the UK. The chapter discusses the opportunities that the right to food approach provides and its appropriateness in the current context and sets out three key conclusions. The first is that there is a need to challenge minimalist approaches to the definition of food insecurity, ways in which responses are framed and solutions understood. The second conclusion relates to the importance of rights-based policies to move us forward from the current situation, where the findings suggest there is an increasing reliance on emergency food provision in the context of a retrenched welfare state. The third conclusion relates to the important social and political role emergency food charities could have in the realisation of the right to food. The conclusion chapter ends with recommendations for a range of stakeholders including emergency food charities, policy makers, NGOs, the food industry, communities and individuals and researchers.

Keywords:   Right to food, food insecurity, recommendations, progressive realisation, food charity, emergency food provision

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