Feedback is a campaign group working to regenerate nature by transforming our food system. To do this we challenge power, catalyse action and empower people to achieve positive change.
Food production is the single greatest impact humans have on the environment. From mountains of food waste, to habitat destruction to clear land to grow animal feed for factory farms, to soil depletion leaving future harvests at risk: the food system needs to change.
Founded in 2013, we combine hard-hitting investigative research, mass public participation feasts, and on the ground pilots for a better food system. As a result, we’ve put food issues, in particular waste, at the very top of the business and policy agendas. Read more about our impact.
A more sustainable food system?
Our food system is dysfunctional: using too many limited natural resources, and producing too much waste and pollution. But we believe we can secure nutritious and delicious food for everyone, without trashing our planet. Read about our model for a sustainable food system.
We work across multiple aspects of our food system, including industrial meat, food waste, farmed fish, British sugar and ‘green’ energy generated through Anaerobic Digestion of edible food.
We also work on campaigns around food citizenship, food commons and new food economies, piloting alternatives to the globalised, financialised food system.
How we work
To move towards a food system that nourishes both people and our planet will require significant changes to our food culture, the food economy and its governance. We are seeking to bring about these changes through a unique combination of campaigning and advocacy, citizen engagement and pilot programmes.
We expose systemic problems that have led to unsustainable use of resources within the food system. We act as a critical friend to industry and policy makers or, when more appropriate, we launch creative campaigns to achieve the changes that we seek (for example our campaigns Total Bull and our supermarket food waste scorecard).
We build coalitions with other civil society groups, mobilising activists around our agenda. Free public feasts are a key way in which we support the growth of diverse movements of citizens on food issues. We also use volunteering as a further opportunity for the public to ‘be the change’ and have a comprehensive youth engagement and food system education programme. We are proud of our ability to reach people from all walks of life, including those for whom engagement with our work is their first foray into environmental and food system activism, for example through our Gleaning Network.
When solutions cannot be achieved with changes to current organisations, models and practices, we roll up our sleeves and pilot alternatives – be it through gleaning or anchoring new community food economies. Through these pilots, we demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a new food economy, and enable replication of our success around the globe through training, toolkits and engaging with citizens, civil society allies and change makers far and wide.