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The Community Food Movement in the United Kingdom: 1960s to Present



The number of community growing schemes in the United Kingdom (UK) has escalated since the 1960s. This has often been seen as a backlash against a lack of control over land ownership and food production, and has coincided with industrialized agriculture. These community growing schemes, in the variety of forms which they take, also provide social and environmental benefits. Food in these schemes is also often grown organically, thereby eliminating the reliance on pesticides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers, and consequently, the environment is better protected. In addition, people are able to learn how to grow and cook food.