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Sustain Better Food Britain

Good food governance

To achieve a Better Food Britain, we need an approach to good food governance that takes into account public health, sustainable livelihoods and the environment

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This work is multi-faceted. So far, Sustain's work on Good Food Governance includes:

  • Defence of important rights and principles in the EU Withdrawal Bill. As a result, some were successfully defended; others were lost. The process of defence continues...
  • Development of the Right to Food initiative, advocating the realisation of the Right to Food in UK law.
  • Calling for robust health and sustainability measures in the new UK Agriculture Bill.
  • Calling for robust sustainability measures in the new UK Fisheries Bill.
  • Calling for transparency, accountability and defence of high standards in new UK trade deals.
  • Supporting colleagues in environmental organisations in their advocacy for a new UK Environment Act and robust environmental watchdog, with strong environmental principles and governance.
  • Running campaigns on healthy and sustainable food in schools and hospitals; and participating in government-led processes to improve public sector food procurement standards, including those run by Defra and NHS Improvement.
  • Convening organisations interested in achieving high food and farming standards by means of a new UK Food Act

Sustain's chief executive Kath Dalmeny also serves as a Commissioner on the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission coordinated by the RSA.

The Campaign for a Better Food Britain is inspired and informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and is the Sustain alliance's response to realising these goals.




Better Food Britain: We want everyone to be able to enjoy food that is good for our health, produced in a way that supports good livelihoods, reduced waste and greenhouse gas emissions, high animal welfare and restoration of nature. Find out how.

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