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December - 2014

Food Security Report Calls On Consumers To “Buy British”

Shoppers should be “encouraged to buy British products” to ensure a secure and sustainable food system, according to a new report from an influential group of MPs.

Anne McIntosh MP (180px * 230px)It its new report, the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee welcomed the increased popularity of outlets such as farmers’ markets and praised technological advances that had led to extended seasons for many home-grown fruits and vegetables.

The ‘Food Security: Demand, Consumption and Waste’ publication called on farmers, food producers, processors, retailers, and the Government to continue to work together and promote UK produce.

Committee Chairman Anne McIntosh MP said: “Consumers should be encouraged to buy British products, since British food production forms a vital component of a secure supply system.”

The report also urged the food industry and retailers to provide clearer, more informative product labelling to “help people choose healthier diets”. And while it acknowledged the good work of charities and social enterprises in cutting waste by redistributing surplus food via schemes such as foodbanks, it recommended the creation of a task-force to co-ordinate efforts nationally and establish a more effective network.

Click here to read the full ‘Food Security: Demand, Consumption and Waste’ report

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