800 People Take Action For Good Food Law

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 23rd May 2018

The ALLIANCE joins others in calling for the publication of a Good Food Nation Bill.

Campaigners will bring kitchen tables and chairs outside the Scottish Parliament today to launch a report on public priorities for the future of food in Scotland.

The report, published by the Scottish Food Coalition, asked the public their top priorities and concerns for a Good Food Nation, adding pressure on the Scottish Government to begin its overdue consultation on a Bill before the Summer Recess.

Top concerns included: the affordability of a healthy diet, and the environmental impact of our food system. The report suggests the greatest priority should be placed on action to facilitate local food economies, make all food production sustainable, and to improve access to good food.

Annabel Crowe, Scottish Food Coalition Coordinator said: “Never has there been a timelier moment to introduce law – food sits at the heart of Scotland’s biggest challenges, from food insecurity to poor health, from worker rights to our warming climate. The Scottish Government needs to hear these voices, the public consultation on a Good Food Nation Bill can’t just be about business as usual, it has to listen to the families relying on food banks, the people with chronic health conditions, the workers and the farmers who feed Scotland. We all welcome the opportunity for a world leading Food Bill.”

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