Highlands and Islands residents urged to respond to the Good Food Nation Consultation

The launch of the Scottish Government’s consultation on Good Food Nation legislation is being welcomed by Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart.

Due to close on the 29th of March, the consultation seeks public views on what should be included in a new law for Scotland’s food system.

Scottish Labour have called on the Scottish Government to include a statutory right to food in the Good Food Nation bill.

Mr Stewart said:

“Reformation of our food system is long overdue. We advertise Scotland as a nation of food and drink, yet over a third of Scots worry about putting food on the table.

“An ever-increasing number of people continue to be priced out of a decent diet, forced to rely on food banks and suffering from poor nutrition. We undervalue the people who work to produce and process food, the wildlife, natural resources and farm animals that all form part of our food system. This cannot be allowed to continue.

“Scottish Labour believes there should be a statutory right to food which joins up all policies related to food and has the power to measure the government’s success in feeding its people.

“We need to work together to push for change. I urge all of my constituents in the Highlands and Islands to respond to the consultation and make their voice known.”

Those wishing to respond to the consultation can do so online by visiting https://consult.gov.scot/food-and-drink/good-food-nation/ or by writing to:
Good Food Nation,
Scottish Government,
Food and Drink Division,
Saughton House,
Broomhouse Drive,
Edinburgh
EH11 3XD

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Scottish Food Coalition
http://www.foodcoalition.scot

CAS Report:
https://www.cas.org.uk/system/files/bringing_food_to_the_table_071212.pdf

Good Food Nation Consultation
https://www.gov.scot/publications/good-food-nation-proposals-legislation/pages/6/