RSPH welcomes today’s publication of the latest and final report from the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC). Our Future in the Land, sets out radical and practical ways for policymakers, businesses and communities to respond to the challenges to stop ecosystem collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing.
The report makes fifteen recommendations in three areas, including:
- Committing to grow the UK supply of fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses, and products from UK sustainable agriculture, and to using them more in everyday foods;
- Establishing collaborative community food plans to help inform and implement national food strategies and meet the different needs of communities around the UK;
- Reconnecting people and nature to boost health and wellbeing.
Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, and commissioner on the FFCC, said: “We welcome this excellent report from the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. The food we eat plays a substantial role in determining the outcomes of our public’s health. It is vital the food system redresses the balance away from the current dangerous climate that has perpetuated rising rates of obesity and widened health inequalities. It is time to take action.”