Sustainable international development
We need to ensure that the UK remains an important and supportive market for food producers in developing countries, who need fair trading conditions that help some of the poorest and most vulnerable people to make a better living.
- Highlighting the need for UK trade negotiators and policy-makers to support better food standards, not a ‘race to the bottom’. Read our 10 Red Lines for Trade in Food.
- Working with the Trade Justice Movement to argue for democratic public and parliamentary involvement in setting the parameters for UK trade in food, with votes and scrutiny required at important stages of the trade deal negotiation process.
- Working with the Fairtrade Foundation and others to argue for better competition and markets regulation ensuring that developing countries are supported to meet vital Sustainable Development Goals.
- Continuing to champion the extension of the UK Groceries Code Adjudicator to protect farmers and food producers – at home and overseas – from unfair trading practices by the UK’s manufacturers, wholesalers and supermarkets.
- Continuing to champion fair trade standards and Fairtrade certified products in UK standards for food bought by the UK’s public sector institutions such as Government, the British armed forces, the NHS, local authorities and schools.
- Arguing for appropriate standards and compliance mechanisms to ensure that the UK government and industry continue to take a fair and ethical approach to trade in food.
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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