Weekend reading: the UK’s food system
I’m just getting caught up on reports. Here’s one from The Food Foundation, an “independent charity working to address challenges in the food system in the interests of the UK public.”
Its report: The Broken Plate 2022: The State of the Nation’s Food System “documenting the health of our food system, how it impacts on our lives, and why we must change the food environment so that it delivers healthy and sustainable diets for everyone, everywhere.”
Three things about this report make it of special interest: comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and forthright statements about what needs to happen.
The report covers issues such as price and affordability, food availability (in schools and shopping areas), and health and environmental effects (chidren’s weight and growth, diabetes amputations, life expectancy, climate change).