The recent death by starvation of Mercy Beguma, an asylum seeker in Glasgow, prompted many to ask; How is it possible, or acceptable, for someone to starve to death in one of the world’s wealthiest economies? With the documented growth in foodbanks, homelessness, and a range of issues associated with poverty, it has become a familiar question, If our existing systems fail to the extent that people living here cannot eat, might there be some better options?

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