Thursday, 21 August 2014
Fixing farming, wildlife, food and health (report)
Ten organisations (the RSPB, Friends of the Earth, the National Trust, the Food Ethics Council, Sustain, the Wildlife Trusts, the Soil Association, Eating Better and Compassion in World Farming) have come together to challenge future governments to fix our broken food system. The report, Square Meal, focuses on four key connected areas: improving health; good food for all; sustainable farming; and enhancing nature. They have joined forces to highlight the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the need for major changes to national food and farming policy. Square Meal aims to start a collaborative discussion in the run up to next year’s general election and to influence future government policies on these issues. It calls for stronger government leadership in planning the future use of land, food policy, farming and conservation in England and for wider public engagement on issues that affect the whole of society.