Tag Archives: Local Harvest

News received about East of England and Midcounties co-operatives

In a recent post we quoted MEP Molly Scott Cato: “The Co-operative shops have not been as successful in(sourcing locally) as I would like because of their centralised distribution system, but my own Midcounties Co-op has been building up its … Continue reading

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Could this MEP’s co-operative vision mitigate one of the Group’s most serious mistakes: the sale of its farms?

In 2014 the Co-operative Group sold its ‘strong and successful’16,000ha farms (£7m profit during the last year) for a mere £249m to the Wellcome Trust. Danny Truell, chief investment officer of the trust said, “The trust’s philosophy is to provide … Continue reading

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Co-operative managers: our own shops should sell good quality food produced on our own farms by workers with decent terms and conditions

Molly Scott Cato*writes: When I speak about food sovereignty, I often use the rather trite phrase that most people today think food comes from Tesco. The depressing comments from the Co-operative Group that the Co-operative Farms are a ‘non-core’ part … Continue reading

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