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The Case for Local Food - Report Launch

13 Jul 2021 12:00 12:00

Look back at our Local Food Report launch, chaired by Lord Donald Curry, with representatives from Parliament including Neil Parish MP, Luke Pollard MP and Simon Hoare MP.

The report highlights the need for well-designed, nature-friendly food systems that will benefit communities by keeping money local. 

Given the context of the upcoming COP26, National Food Strategy and Government’s ambitions for a green economic recovery, this event was a timely opportunity for parliamentarians to be briefed on why using shorter, farmer-focused supply chains will create more green jobs, support local food producers, and help level-up our towns and rural landscapes.

 

Order of Play

00:00- Chair's opening remarks 
Lord Donald Curry of Kirkharle CBE 
02:49- Parliamentary Address
Neil Parish MP for Tiverton and Honiton and Chair of the EFRA Committee 
08:11 - Introduction to the report
Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming, Sustain 
Marcus Nyman, Senior Policy Officer, RSPB 
24:20 - Case Studies
Kerry Rankine, Growing Communities
Peter Greig, Pipers Farm
46:10 - Parliamentary Address
Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA 
52:54 - Parliamentary Address
Simon Hoare MP for North Dorest and Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
58:14 - Question and Answers

Published 13 Jul 2021

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