Today, the Scottish Government published its 2019-2020 Programme for Government, which clarified the intention to propose a Good Food Nation Bill this year. The Scottish Food Coalition (SFC) welcomes news of this commitment in light of the many challenges that the food system is facing.
However, we encourage Scottish Government and elected representatives to ensure this bill will join-up food policy, for example through an ambitious national food plan and the creation of a Food Commission to drive progress towards a healthier, fairer and more sustainable future.
Read more about our ambitions for the Good Food Nation bill below, we believe each of these are essential in our journey towards more coherent, effective, and just food policies:
The SFC and its members are looking forward to working with decision-makers and stakeholders on an ambitious bill that will bring about these much-needed changes for Scotland’s society and environment.
Read the full programme for government here.