Government Food Strategy – read our initial response - National Farmers Union

The Government Food Strategy follows the independent review of the food system carried out by Henry Dimbleby in 2021.

Mr Dimbleby's review set out an analysis of the challenges facing the food system.

The Government Food Strategy now sets out the government's policy initiatives taking into consideration the more recent challenges posed by the war in Ukraine and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy.

You can read the Government Food Strategy published on 13 June 2022 in full at the Defra website: Government Food Strategy

NFU President Minette Batters said: “The strategy represents a clear milestone. The government is recognising the importance of domestic food production, maintaining our productive capacity and growing more food in this country, particularly at a time when the war in Ukraine has focused attention on the importance and fragility of our global food security. Food production will always be core to a nation’s resilience and I’m pleased the government has recognised this. Domestic food production and environmental delivery go hand-in-hand and we are proud that British farmers have an ambition to reach net zero by 2040, while still maintaining our current levels of food production.”

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Posted On: 13/06/2022

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