What is the Food Ethics Council?

We spoke to Anna Cura, from the Food Ethics Council who explained how we can be more ethically conscious when it comes to what food we consume.

Food ethics is at the heart of everything we do at the Food Ethics Council, but what does this actually mean?

As individuals, we are constantly making choices, many of them ethical ones that rely on a defi ned set of values, whether we realise it or not. For example, if we decide to buy a certain product, say free range or organic, because of a concern for the environment, this is an ethical position, informed by our belief that protecting the environment is the right thing to do.

But how do we know what is right or wrong? T is may seem simple at fi rst glance, in the abstract, on a simple issue, but take this to the arena of food and farming (and philosophy), and you will fi nd yourself in a minefi eld that is complex, contradicting, far reaching, and oſt en confusing. T is is where our organisation

comes in. We help others untangle diffi cult issues and problems they face in the food and farming sector, fi nd a common ground to discuss and share ideas, and help them scout for the best possible approach all things considered.

So, whether you are a politician or a shop owner - or in essence any individual who eats food - you too can embrace ethics when you interact with food and farming. Ask yourself what values matter to you. Would it be well-being – what will be good or bad for humans and animals, for their health and welfare? Would it be autonomy – how far should people be free

to make their own choices about what they eat? Would it be justice – are our ways of producing and consuming food fair to everyone?

Becoming aware of our position on food ethics empowers us, not only when out shopping, but also in our broader eff orts to shape the food system into the one we want it to be.

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From crops to cooking

generation farm in Rode, Somerset. With a family passion for farming and good quality British food, Andy Fussell and his team grow, harvest and press oilseed rape to arrive at a carefully craſt ed, healthy oil that is highly versatile and incredibly delicious.


Not only high in essential Omegas, low in saturated fat and stable at high temperatures, rapeseed oil is also a great source of vitamin E. From frying and roasting, to baking and drizzling, Fussels single cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil is the ultimate kitchen staple.

TOUR & TASTE On a mission to encourage home- cooks and chefs alike to learn the versatility and health credentials of this oil, the Fussels’ farm has seen a recent expansion and not only is producing more golden oil than ever but now hosts a demonstration kitchen which

is cooking up a storm. Visitors can now see the whole process, from the crop in the fi eld through to seeing the pressing and bottling process and fi nishing with learning how to use it at home to its greatest benefi ts.

ussels Fine Foods has been producing single cold pressed rapeseed oil for the last 10 years from their third-

Local societies, clubs and activity groups can book to visit the farm and fi nd out fi rst-hand what goes into both growing and pressing the oil whilst working up an appetite to then enjoy a tasty lunch cooked using the Fussels’ extensive range of oils, dressing, sauces and mayonnaises. T e demonstration kitchen and all its facilities can also be hired for team building days, business brunches and bespoke parties.

For more information and to book a tour visit; www. fusselsfi or call on 01373 831286 Find us on Facebook


Come and try my fantastic single cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil, dressings, sauce and mayonnaises at the Salisbury Christmas Market. You’re taste buds will love them, you’ll love the fantastic value of our amazing gift boxes. So that’s your foodie Christmas sorted!

Chocolate making made easy with chief chocolatier Nick Shearn fusselsfinefoods

Sunday 17th September 2-5.30pm, £60

Call 01373 831286 or book online @fusselsrapeseed

Learn, taste, get messy and take away your own goodies


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