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We’re facing multiple crises in the UK, across climate, nature and health, but we believe that the vital role that food and its production plays, is often overlooked. At Wicked Leeks, we aim to redress the balance.

Wicked Leeks is a dedicated digital news channel, created by a community of independent journalists and industry insiders. We’re working together to share the stories that matter, within the interconnected worlds of food, farming and politics.

We’re facing multiple crises in the UK, across climate, nature and health, but we believe that the vital role that food and its production plays, is often overlooked. At Wicked Leeks, we aim to redress the balance.





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While here at Wicked Leeks, you’ll find a helpful new resources section, alongside a mixture of topical reports, short essays and opinion pieces, all of which take a closer look at the connections between our farms, food, nature and the wider impact on our lives and communities.

Set up in 2018 to inspire and inform positive change through original journalism, Wicked Leeks is proudly and transparently published by Riverford Organic Farmers. Find out more here.

But don’t take our word for it… here’s what others say:

Wicked Leeks is like a breath of fresh air – opening minds to the idea of a truly better food system and the radical but vital policies needed to support it, and sharing practical, inspiring examples of how it can be done. Everyone should know what’s possible, and, critically, how they can get involved, as eaters, growers and cookers as well as citizens. Vicki Hird, head of farming at campaign group Sustain and author of Rebugging the Planet

I love reading about people who are making a difference to the environment – love how Wicked Leeks is changing the narrative about food and farming. Asma Khan, chef owner of The Darjeeling Express

I devour Wicked Leeks. Every friend I share it with, is converted. It’s got the right mix of fact, stories, humour, rant, positivity, stark statistics and love of nature and Mother Earth. I highly recommend it as essential reading. Melissa Hemsley, cook, author of Feel Good: Quick and Easy Recipes for Comfort and Joy

Never afraid to shy away from tricky issues, challenge mainstream ideas or dig that little bit deeper beneath the surface of assumptions, Wicked Leeks is bold, brave and original, with a community of contributors and readers that certainly has a fire in its belly to push for change. Anna Turns, environmental journalist and author of Go Toxic Free

Functioning liberal democracy and perhaps even the future of our planet relies on access to sound and impartial information. Informed, non partisan, balanced journalism is vital to shaping the debate on the future of food and farming in the UK. Try as I might, the Wicked Leeks editor pretty much ignores my attempts to influence editorial decisions so I am pretty sure she does the same to others. I only wish the same could be said of the Daily Mail. Guy Singh-Watson, farmer and founder of organic veg box company Riverford

Wicked Leeks cuts through to the very heart of complex topics in food and farming. As an agroecologist, I am proud to be part of a movement of farmers, growers, crofters and food producers who are committed to fairer and more sustainable food systems – and Wicked Leeks plays an important role in ensuring our voices are heard. I have been privileged to contribute to articles, and always enjoying reading each new issue. Nikki Yoxall, agroecological farmer and research manager for the Pasture Fed Livestock Association

It’s been amazing to watch Wicked Leeks grow in readership and influence over the four years since its launch. It’s become a leading editorial voice for the truly sustainable food and farming movement in the UK, providing a diverse platform for the voices within it. Grounded by its roots on a leading organic farm, its reach now stretches far wider – providing both thought leadership and challenges to the sector and helping us all explore the ultimate question of how we can feed people, in a fair and sustainable way, while also tackling the climate and nature crises of our time. Dan Morrell, digital engagement and campaigns manager at the Soil Association

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