London Food Link is the voice for good food in London and since 2002 has been running projects and campaigns to help create a better food system for all Londoners. This report is a key part of our work, showing how local authorities are addressing some of the major issues or levers for change at the borough level, while ensuring that healthy, ethical and sustainable food remains firmly on the political plate.
Our working definition of good food is that it should be produced, processed, bought, sold and eaten in ways that provide social benefits, contribute to thriving local economies that create good jobs and secure livelihoods, enhance the health and variety of both plants and animals (including the welfare of farmed and wild creatures), protect natural resources such as water and soil, and help address the climate and nature emergency.
Throughout the year we work with partner organisations featured in this report, who collect data on a variety of measures to demonstrate the progress being made across the boroughs. In addition, every council receives a questionnaire to provide additional information on the action they are taking. The data is then analysed and mapped to illustrate which boroughs are leading the way and to identify areas for improvement.