Led by Henry Dimbleby, the National Food Strategy was commissioned by government to set out a vision and a plan for a better food system. Read LEAF’s response.
Caroline Drummond MBE, Chief Executive of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) response to The National Food Strategy Part 2: 'The Plan'
“We welcome the publication of the second part of the National Food Strategy. It sets out far reaching and visionary ambitions to transform our farming and food systems. We are heartened by the recognition it gives to the interconnectedness of food production, climate change and the health of society.
“There is a clear consensus that transforming our farming and food systems is critical for tackling the climate, health and nature crisis. Partnerships, collaboration and getting buy-in from the entire food supply chain is key to the successful delivery of these recommendations.
“The report highlights a need for urgent action and lays down the gauntlet to government. Business as usual is not an option.
“As the leading organisation developing and promoting more sustainable, regenerative and nature-based farming, LEAF is well placed to support many of the National Food Strategy’s recommendations. For 30 years, we have been providing farmers (who are on the front line of climate change solutions) with hands-on and practical support to reduce carbon emissions, build healthier soils, deliver better air and water quality, enhance biodiversity as well as connect with consumers."