National Food Strategy

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
I see the Nation Food Strategy due out next week has been leaked to the papers. Write up in the Times today.

Aims - "break the junk food cycle"

Headline - "Free fruit and Veg planned for the poor"

Mentions for eating Algae instead of meat. A "meat tax" is not going to be included, but doesn't look like a carbon tax is either.
 

delilah

Member
Not like fruit and veg is expensive and is readily available last time I looked?

Dimbleby was in a difficult position, he has had to come up with something otherwise everyone would say what a waste of fuggin time, he can't propose anything of substance because he was given an advisory panel controlled by the cartel - see link - so his only way out has been to propose meaningless but media friendly guff. Marcus Rashford will give it the thumbs up, everyone will move on, and the food system will remain as unsustainable as it is now.

https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/food-and-drink-sector-council-2020/
 

Tim G

Member
Dimbleby was in a difficult position, he has had to come up with something otherwise everyone would say what a waste of fuggin time, he can't propose anything of substance because he was given an advisory panel controlled by the cartel - see link - so his only way out has been to propose meaningless but media friendly guff. Marcus Rashford will give it the thumbs up, everyone will move on, and the food system will remain as unsustainable as it is now.

https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/food-and-drink-sector-council-2020/
Should we read anything into where the person representing the primary producers sits on that list?
 

delilah

Member
Should we read anything into where the person representing the primary producers sits on that list?

Would have been nice to have seen some sort of statement from the NfU, saying what they would be pushing for from the National Food Strategy.
edit; This strategy had the potential to be far, far more beneficial for UK farmers than the doomed 'produced to our standards' campaign, yet where has all the NFU effort gone ?
 
Location
southwest
I see the Nation Food Strategy due out next week has been leaked to the papers. Write up in the Times today.

Headline - "Free fruit and Veg planned for the poor"

Unless it's swedes, spuds and cabbage, it'll be imported from S America and Africa.

Then they'll make every farm plant trees to offset the environmental impact of flying it all in.



Off course, one of the best ways to improve the nation's diet would be to get people to eat more dairy products.

I know this sounds a bit way out there, but what about every school kid gets a free bottle of milk a day?
 

manhill

Member
Free milk every day? That's ok as long as the sugars are removed, artificial sweeteners added and it's labelled ' No added sugar'
Can't have little Humpty loading on the lard with this dangerous blue top!
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Fantastic statistic quoted ...

“With 0.5ha of land and the kind of organic waste that goes in your food bin, the larvae of the black soldier fly can make as much protein as cows fed on 12,000ha of land”

The future is chewing on insects
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Not in this house! No way!


If I was a young man with a few acres and a big shed, I would be seriously looking at it
 

le bon paysan

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin, France

If I was a young man with a few acres and a big shed, I would be seriously looking at it
🤮
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
I like seaweed. It should be part of a healthy, balanced, diet, imv. Could we grow enough in the unpolluted coastal waters of this European archipelago for everyone in this group of nations to include sea algae in their diet?
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...
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