We are a civil society coalition working for food justice. We want to transform our food system in Scotland so that it contributes to everyone's health and wellbeing, values the work to put food on our plate, supports high animal welfare, and sustains our wildlife, natural resources and environment for generations to come.
We are campaigning for a new law on the food system, a Good Food Nation Bill that takes a whole system approach, creating a coherent framework that ensures people's fundamental human rights and the integrity of our ecological home are promoted today and into the future.
The Scottish Food Coalition believes the Good food Nation Bill must include five core mechanisms:
1. Incorporate the right to food in Scots law
2. An Independent Statutory Body
3. Cross-cutting National Food Plans
4. Duties on Public Bodies
5. Sectoral Measures and Targets
Read our Five Asks for the Good Food Nation Bill to learn more about our vision and ambition.
There is huge public appetite for a national conversation on the future of our food system. 1400 people responded to the Good Food Nation consultation, and hundreds of them called for a bill that incorporated the right to food into Scots law. We are expecting the results of the consultation to be published soon, so stay tuned.
Over 800 people participated in Kitchen Table Talks, sharing their top 5 concerns and priorities for a Good Food Nation. Read the summary report: 'A Seat at the Table: Becoming a Good Food Nation is everyone's business'. 351 people emailed the First Minister asking her to give people a say in an inclusive consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill. Read the Scottish Government's response. We are none the wiser, but will continue to push the Government for leadership.
Read Plenty: Food, Farming and Health in a New Scotland, our vision of what a better food system looks like. Listen to a short podcast about the Scottish Food Coalition and the Good Food Nation Bill here.
Photo: Wendy Seel, Vital Veg Organic Farm, Aberdeenshire