For more information on supermarkets and industrial food production:
Friends of the Earth - 'Real Food' campaign www.foe.co.ukGrassroots Action on Food and Farming (GAFF) highlights corporate control of agriculture and builds alliances between environmentalists, campaigners, farmers, farm groups and the public. www.gaff.org.ukMichael Hart, Small and Family Farms Alliance, Tel: 01726 843 647 email@example.comNational Association of Farmers Markets www.farmersmarkets.netBig Barn - The Virtual Farmers Market - Tel: 01234 871005 www.bigbarn.co.ukVia Campesina - world wide small farmers network www.viacampesina.orgViva! Campaigning and researching on the factory farming of animals. Tel: 01273 777688. www.viva.org.uk
Monbiot, G (2000) Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, MacMillan.Harvey, G (1997) The Killing of the Countryside. Vintage. * Atkins, P and Bowler, I (2001) Food in Society. Society, Culture and Geography. London: Arnold/New York: Oxford University Press.Blythman, Joanna (2004) Shopped! The Shocking Truth about British Supermarkets. Fourth Estate.Hawkes, Corinna (2000) Battle in Store? A discussion of the social impacts of the major supermarkets. SUSTAINLucas MEP, C and Hines, C (2001) Stopping The Great Food Swap - Relocalising Europe's Food Supply. The Green PartyRaven, H. Lang, T. and Dumonteil, C (1995) Off our Trolleys? Food Retailing and the Hypermarket Economy. IPPR, London. * Schlosser, Eric (2001) Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal, Penguin.Simms, Andrew et al (2002/2003) Ghost Town Britain: the threat from economic globalisation to livelihoods, liberty and local economic freedom. And Ghost Town Britain II. New Economics Foundation.
Reports and Articles
The Ecologist 'How Bogus Hygiene Regulations are Killing Real Food'. June 2001The Co-op: Food Crimes: A Consumer Perspective on the Ethics of Modern Food Production. See the Co-op website www.co-op.co.uk or freecall 0800 0686727.'What's Wrong with: Tesco?' and 'Every Little Hurts' in Corporate Watch 3. Spring 1997, or visit www.corporatewatch.org.ukCheckout Chuckout: A directory of local groups campaigning against supermarket developments. Contact Corporate Watch for more details.Pretty, Professor J - Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Local Food Systems Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex. See 'Reports' on www.ruralfutures.org'Why Health is the Key to Food and Farming' - submission to the Policy Commission on Food and Farming eds. Tim Lang and Geof Rayner (2001). Download at www.foodpolicy.co.uk.How Green is your Supermarket? February 2004. The Liberal Democrats. Norman Baker MP
has a substantial section on the Farming Crisis, including brilliant investigative pieces by Consumer Affairs editor, Felicity Lawrence and food writer, Joanna Blythman. www.guardian.co.uk
Food Industry websites
such as www.grocertoday.com
has a substantial section on supermarkets and farming.
Hard copies and more information are available from:
Corporate Watch, Office 14, Unit 6, Wilmer Industrial Estate, Wilmer Place, London, N16 0LW. Tel: 020 7923 7082.