A new report from independent think tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF) reveals the true cost of the UK food system:
A focus on high productivity and low checkout prices has led to a dysfunctional and damaging food system. The new report highlights case studies across the UK and Europe which prove sustainable, affordable food is possible.
A flawed understanding of success
The historic definition of success in a food system – high output and low prices – is outdated.
NEF’s research – which includes case studies from the UK and throughout Europe – identifies eight indicators of success for modern food systems: a neutral or positive environmental impact, energy efficiency, diversity in species and genes, the support of good jobs, simple supply chains, inclusive ownership of assets, a positive food culture and good public health, and the affordability of food for everyone.
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