A close up shot of root vegetables (carrots and leeks) at a market in brown boxes © Peter Wendt via Unsplash


The food choices we make have a massive impact on our health, wellbeing, and environment. In many areas of the UK, there’s a lack of access to affordable, healthy food. Councils can help address this by providing healthy school meals for children, including at pre-schools. Research has shown  eating less and better meat and dairy has many health benefits and doing so makes a significant contribution to climate and biodiversity goals. 

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Clare Oxborrow

Clare is Friends of the Earth's lead expert on food, sustainable diets and supply chains. She follows policy developments, carries out research, campaigning and advocacy and works closely with other NGOs to further Friends of the Earth's campaigns. She has 20 years’ experience campaigning on issues around food, farming, sustainable diets and GM crops.

She's a trustee of the Eating Better alliance and is also working on the relationships between policy and behaviour change. Clare's also campaigned alongside groups throughout Europe and internationally, including on campaigns on livestock impacts overseas and supply chains.

Talk to Clare about:

  • Campaigning for less and better meat, and more plant-based diets, including at institutional settings like universities and schools.
  • Sustainable land use and food production.
  • Food and farming policy and business practice.
  • Global impacts of the food system.
  • How to develop effective behaviour change interventions.

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