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We’re urging the Government to put climate change, public health, soil protection and farm animal welfare at the centre of its vision for agriculture. We're proposing ambitious policies to support healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use to meet the needs of current and future generations.
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Will The New Government Be Up To The Mark On Food And Farming?
Following the formation of a new Government, we are talking to them to tell them why it’s vital they give a higher priority to food and farming than ever before. Here are our 5 tests to see if the Government is up to the mark on food and farming.Read More
Our Food and Farming Policy Priorities 2017
We’re calling on the Government to give food and farming a higher priority than ever before, and we have outlined 8 areas that we believe need the most focus, for public health, our environment, and the economy.Read More
The Government Must Prioritise Soil
We are asking the government to invest in healthy soil through soil stewardship payments, mandatory soil testing, incentives for more grass and clover, and agroforestry.Read More
The Next Government Must Invest In Child Health
We are asking the next government to invest in child health. That means committing to creating an environment where it is normal, easy and enjoyable for children and young people to eat well.Read More
Why the Government Should Support the Organic Sector
We want to see stronger support for organic farming from the government. That means policies and funding to increase the amount of land farmed using organic methods - to benefit the environment, improve animal welfare, and meet growing consumer demand for organic food.Read More
Politicians Must Pledge to Give Farm Animals a Good Life
We are asking the Government to pledge to give a ‘good life’ for all farm animals within 10 years. We are asking political parties to set up a new welfare framework for all farm animals supported by the mandatory method of production labelling, stronger regulation of farm antibiotic use, and public investment to help farmers make the transition.Read More
The Next Government Must Make Quality Food The Focus Of Their Public Procurement Policy
The next Government must pledge to create a better public procurement policy to widen public access to healthier, higher welfare, local and organic food and to build stable markets for farmers and growersRead More
The Government Must Invest in Innovative Farmers
The Government must invest in funding for farmer-led research. They should allocate 10% of the current research and development budget for innovative agriculture projects led by farmers themselvesRead More
The Government Must Ensure That Every Hospital Becomes a 'Beacon Of Good Food'
The Government should ensure that every hospital becomes a ‘beacon of good food’. This will contribute towards the ‘radical upgrade in prevention and public health’ called for in the NHS Five Year Forward ViewRead More
The Government Must Prioritise Climate Change Friendly Farming
The Government must ensure that we have zero carbon farming by 2050 through a commitment to ensuring the agriculture and food sector plays its part in tackling climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement.Read More
What Are The Political Party Manifestos 2017 Food and Farming Priorities?
Our friends at Sustain have created this handy table of important food and farming manifesto commitments on a wide range issues including farm support, animal welfare, school meals, food poverty and environmental protection.Read More
Protecting Food And Farming Standards In The Great Repeal Bill
As EU laws are transferred to UK law, we’re fighting to ensure high standards for food, farming and environmental protection are a top priority.Read More
How Will President Trump Leaving the Paris Agreement Affect the Political Landscape?
We have been talking to Honor and Georgia, our Policy Officers, about the effect of this decision internationally.Read More
Why Universal Free School Meals Matter Now More Than Ever
Following the manifesto launch of the main political parties, Policy Officer Rob Percival looks at why universal free school meals matter now more than ever.Read More
General election: ask a food and farming question
You don’t have to be an expert! Simply let candidates know that you care. If a canvasser or candidate knocks on your door, here are some suggested questions that you could ask – pick the ones that matter the most to you!Read More