Our response to the National Food Strategy
Academics from the University of Sheffield's Institute for Sustainable Food give their recommendations for a fairer, more sustainable UK food system.
The National Food Strategy, an independent review led by Henry Dimbleby, is an important evidence-based report on the national food system and its implications for environmental sustainability and public health. It addresses many of the themes that drive the work of the Institute for Sustainable Food. In anticipation of the White Paper, promised within six months of the Review’s publication, we invited several members of the Institute to comment on key aspects of the Review.
Professor Peter Jackson and Professor Duncan Cameron,
Co-directors at the Institute for Sustainable Food
Relying on just one method to reduce salt and sugar intake won't work
Economist Professor Wyn Morgan reflects on the National Food Strategy's proposals for a sugar and salt reformulation tax, urging policymakers to adopt a combination of measures.
Developing a fair sugar a salt tax
We need to put fruit and veg back at the centre of our communities
Dr Jill Edmondson and Dr Sam Caton explain how putting fruit and vegetables back into communities can make both us and the planet healthier, and why it's a win-win for Government.
Exploring the potential of urban horticulture
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Our response to the Government Food Strategy
The Institute’s Directors, Duncan Cameron and Peter Jackson, offer their initial thoughts here, with an invitation to other Institute members to add their response.
Our Co-directors' response
Experts say UK Food Strategy ‘fails to deliver’
A letter published in Nature Food written by consortium directors from the 'Transforming UK food systems' programme, including from the Institute for Sustainable at the University of Sheffield, says a whole-systems approach to the challenges of food security and sustainability is needed.
Why the Government's Food Strategy falls short