Dan Iles

Dan Iles


Food sovereignty campaigner


Dan works in the campaigns and policy team.  He is active in the UK food sovereignty movement and has experience of setting up community organisations and grassroots activism.

Latest posts

Farm Heroes Vs Monsanto: defeat corporate power in our new game

22 September 2016

In our latest game, Farm Heroes vs Monsanto, you can help a gang of cutsie farm animals take on the global seed and pesticide magnate Monsanto (fittingly represented as the fat cat).

A tale of two food systems

15 July 2016

Take away a farmer’s land, take away their seeds systems, and take away their independence. Now sell them a collection of expensive chemical fertilisers, one size fits all seeds and pesticides every year; all chaining them into a system of debt, and dependence on multinational corporations.

Fighting for seeds and soil: a film

31 May 2016

“The chemical based model of farming drains income because you have to buy seeds and buy fertilisers, to buy insecticide and buy pesticide. Organic farming is a lot more successful [and I don’t have] to buy from the shop.”

Seven reasons you should come to our summer festival

10 May 2016

If you're deciding which festival to book this year but are looking for something different, here are seven reasons you should come to Take Back Our World festival.

How to 'rebrand' Monsanto to expose the toxic truth

05 May 2016

If you look at Monsanto’s website you would think that it is an environmental campaign organisation. It sells itself and its products as safe, sustainable and good for farmers.

Five farmer movements fighting corporate power

14 April 2016

This weekend marks April 17. A day to celebrate small scale farmer movements across the world. These movements are all fighting for a model of farming that puts power in their hands, and resisting the fervent expansion of corporations who are increasingly snatching control over larger and larger swathes of land, seeds and soil.