Part One of the two-part National Food Strategy (led by Henry Dimbleby) has been published.
It contains recommendations to support the UK following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and preparations for the end of the EU exit transition period on 31 December 2020. The report also considers disadvantaged children and ensuring that everyone has access, to safe and healthy food. It also contains recommendations on the future of trading.
The National Food Strategy aims to cover the entire food chain, from field to fork: the production, marketing, processing, sale and purchase of food (for consumption in the home and out of it), and the consumer practices, resources and institutions involved in these processes.
We have previously responded to the DEFRA consultation on National Food Strategy with a range of points and you can read our response here: https://www.ifst.org/science-policy/formal-responses