Scotland's food system is broken - but you can help fix it.

In Scotland, our children are having to rely on foodbanks.

The way we produce food is harming the environment - pushing out wildlife like birds and insects, and speeding up climate change.

Some farm animals don’t have a good life, here or in the countries we import food from.

Lots of people working in food are on minimum wage or zero hour contracts.

We waste a third of the food we produce.

And unhealthy diets mean that nearly one in three Scots is obese.

Our food system is broken.

The Scottish Government are proposing a new law on food – a Good Food Nation Bill. 

But their proposals for the law need to be more ambitious if they are to make real changes.You can make this happen.

In the Scottish Food Coalition we think the new law has to:

  • ensure good food is a fundamental right for people in Scotland
     

  • protect workers rights
     

  • safeguard animal welfare
     

  • clean up the environmental footprint of food
     

  • provide growing space for those who want it
     

  • and ensure good food is healthy and nourishing.

Take action

The Scottish Government are consulting on a new Good Food Nation Bill. With a strong law, we can make big changes for both people and planet.

You can help by sharing your thoughts.

Below are two questions about your feelings on Scotland’s food system. Your answers will be put into an email that you can edit before you click send.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Do you struggle to find suitable, healthy or sustainable food in your local area? Would you like to eat more local produce? Should farmers care for the environment and look after animal welfare? Have you or someone you know struggled to have enough to eat? Do you or people you know suffer from diet-related disease? 

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