Dan Iles

Dan Iles

Role

Former food sovereignty campaigner

Biography

Dan used to work 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

A food system for the people by the people


05 February 2016

A tax on chemical fertilisers? Subsidies for farms under 5 hectares? Putting food growing on the national curriculum? Start up funds for food cooperatives? A living wage for fast food workers? Land reform?

Four inspiring people I met in Tanzania


10 December 2015

Tanzania is a country at forefront of the global battle for control over our food. On one side corporations are lining up to seize control over the country’s land, seeds and soil. On the other side passionate small-scale farmers groups are strengthening their networks and deepening pre-existing knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources.

Who controls our food and how people are fighting back


19 October 2015

Is there a problem with the UK’s food system? When you’re buying the ingredients for dinner, supermarkets and shops do a brilliant job at making you feel like we live in a land of plenty. An infinite bounty of options is at your disposal. And so long as you have the money, you can walk home with a bag full of products shipped from all corners of the world.

Fast food and the movement for food sovereignty


14 April 2015

When you think of food sovereignty your mind often gets drawn to the rural; small-scale farmers, community gardens, allotments and ecological growing practices. All this is true. But if we in the post industrialised UK are ever to achieve food sovereignty we also need decent livelihoods as part of decent food systems in our cities.

Seeds, solidarity and synergy: A visit from Samia Nkrumah


25 February 2015

When we found that Food Sovereignty Ghana had elected to send Samia Nkrumah to represent them at Take Back Our World, I was aware that it was a bit of a scoop.

Fostering food sovereignty here in the UK


01 December 2014

In my role at WDM, I have been supporting the food sovereignty movement here in the UK. As the food sovereignty movement is an international movement with hundreds of millions of people behind it is important that the UK is a strong part of it.

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