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MPs to debate local food infrastructure - ask your MP to attend

Thanks to lobbying by Sustain, MPs will hold a debate on local food infrastructure and networks on 8th September. Please encourage your local MP to attend and support policies to help create a fairer food system that supports farmers to farm sustainably.

Parliament. Credit: Pexels

Parliament. Credit: Pexels

We have been highlighting the critical role new local food infrastructure (e.g. food hubs, small-scale abattoirs, small-scale milling etc.) could have in creating more sustainable, farmer-focused supply chains. Our research, lobbying and partnership work has helped generate a debate on this in Westminster Hall at 13:50pm on 8th September. We need MPs to attend.

This is a great chance for MPs to discuss opportunities to invest in local food infrastructure and networks, following the Government’s food strategy and Levelling Up programme.

This debate could explore how boosting food and nutritional security, resilience and local routes to market are an important part of building prosperity, unlocking opportunity, jobs, and restoring pride in place. There are barriers that need addressing.

Please ask your MP to attend the debate to listen and contribute, as this could lead to the supportive policies, initiatives and investment needed for local agencies, authorities and businesses.

You could send your MP this short briefing about the debate, the policies that are needed, and ideas of what infrastructure could help.

You should also be able to watch it live on Parliament TV on the day when its listed here.

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Published 30 Aug 2022

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