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Compassion responds to Government Food Strategy

News Section Icon Published 14/06/2022

  • The Government Food Strategy, released today (13th June), offers indications as to the future of food and farming in Britain, but more clarity and direction is needed.
  • Compassion in World Farming urges the Government to set out a much stronger vision of regenerative agriculture with higher animal welfare standards in the coming months.

Nick Palmer, Head of Compassion in World Farming UK, said:

“While Compassion in World Farming welcomes many of the elements of the food strategy, we share Henry Dimbleby’s view that Britain needs to be much bolder than is outlined in the White Paper. Although it includes encouraging words on mandatory labelling, regenerative farming and support for the burgeoning alternative protein industry, it lacks a commitment to meat reduction and the use of Government procurement for schools and hospitals, as well as firm reassurance on a minimum set of standards in future trade deals.

“Britain needs a clear endorsement of radical action to transform British agriculture, tackle the climate crisis and deliver food security. That must include meat reduction and a commitment to a healthy, high-standard diet, that works for people, animals and the planet.”

For further information or to book an interview, contact Compassion in World Farming’s Media Team: 01483 521 615

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