What should the aim of a Government food strategy be?

The Government so-called ‘food strategy’ published on 13th June doesn’t have an aim.

The aim of a national food strategy should confirm the Government’s commitment to ensure all UK citizens have access to sufficient supplies of safe, nutritious food. (1)

The aim should, too, have reference to the ethical choices involved in so doing for future generations as well as for ourselves in light of the grave 21st century threats to the global as well as national food supply system.


(1) These four key words are from the definition of food security in the Rome Declaration drawn up at the 1996 World Food Summit called by the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, to which the UK is a signatory.

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