Turning the Food System Round


On Monday 1st July the APPG and Compassion in World Farming are holding a session on Turning the Food System Round.

Policy-makers are beginning to recognise that fairly far-reaching changes in UK food and agriculture are needed, but are unclear as to how we can achieve those changes. So Compassion in World Farming has produced a report that examines the steps that can be taken by Government to help us to evolve to a food system that is nourishing, sustainable, equitable and humane.

The report looks at how to address a number of core issues including:

  • the detrimental impact of intensive agriculture on soils, water and biodiversity;
  • the value of moving to agroecology and other forms of regenerative farming including rotational crop-livestock systems;
  • the need for farmers to receive a larger share of the income generated by the food chain;
  • how to develop policies that ensure that everyone including the most disadvantaged can access nutritious food that enhances rather than undermines their health;
  • the need to build animal welfare standards that respond to our obligations to them as sentient beings.

Join us to discuss the measures that are needed to turn our food system round, with:

  • Peter Stevenson, author of Compassion in World Farming’s new report.
  • George Eustice MP, former Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
  • Kerry McCarthy MP, Chair of the APPG on Agroecology.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to agroecology.appg@gmail.com.