Launch of National Food Strategy Part 1 - CLA responds

29 July 2020

Responding to the launch of Part 1 of the National Food Strategy, Country Land and Business (CLA) President Mark Bridgeman said:

 “Today’s report marks an important first step in guaranteeing high quality food for everyone in the UK, regardless of their background or circumstances.

 “The economic shock created by Covid-19, the UK’s exit from the European Union and the continued threat of climate change have created a unique set of risks and opportunities for the UK’s supply chain.  The publication of part one of the National Food Strategy could not be more timely.

“British farmers work hard to feed the nation, delivering food produced to some of the highest environmental and animal welfare standards in the world.  We are pleased to see recognition that any future trade deals must uphold these standards, and that import tariffs should only be lowered for countries that themselves adhere to high standards.”

The CLA looks forward to the publication of Part 2 of the National Food Strategy next year, which will focus on broader land use policy.

You can read Part 1 of the National Food Strategy in full here