Food-related conditions - cancer, heart disease, and strokes - are the leading causes of preventable deaths in the UK. Common wisdom is that health reflects personal choices and will power. The reality is that law and policy determine individual access to healthy food and contribute to the racial disparities that exist in all these conditions.
Partnerships between the government and the food and agricultural industries prioritise profit over personal well-being and disproportionately harm marginalised communities.
This is food oppression.
In partnership with the Fulbright Commission
A lecture by Andrea Freeman, 31 March
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/food-oppression
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