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We Shape Food Policy and Regulation

Image by Emli Bendixen,taken at Namayasai Farm

Transparency, traceability and cross-sector cooperation

The food system rapidly needs to adapt in order to mitigate the increasing physical and economic risks of climate change. Transparency, traceability, and cross-sector cooperation are key to driving systemic change. 

 

We need regulatory changes that support businesses to make more sustainable sourcing decisions,  empower individuals to make healthier and sustainable dietary choices and give farmers and producers a stake in food production labelling.

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Image by Emli Bendixen,taken at Wilding Cider

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Image by Emli Bendixen,taken at Wilding Cider

Our Objectives

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Communicate the importance and urgency of food labelling regulatory reform to all stakeholders

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Represent the voice of agroecology and sustainable food production

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Influence regulatory framework so that it is pro-business and could pave the way for innovations in the food sector

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Promote the vital importance of bottom up method-of-production data for informing meaningful food labelling, on all social and ecological aspects of food production

Our Current Focus

Promote the vital importance of taking a farm-to-fork approach in food labelling. That means, providing information that shows the whole cycle of the food production. We believe that method-of-production data, collected from farm or lab, right through to the final manufacturing process, must underpin all food labelling.

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Image by Angus D. Birditt @ourisles, Balcaskie Farms 

Our Theory of Change

Making The Case For:

Why method-of-production information should be collected

Why method-of-production information should shared, across the supply chain or food system

Why method-of-production information  should be made mandatory, on all food & drink labels

Benefits to other institutional interests in food and beverage impact information

Method-of-production data is the primary data required to determine socioecological impacts of food and beverage

Socioecological impact information of food and beverage does not currently account for variability in methods-of-farming

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Image by Angus D. Birditt @ourisles taken at Balcaskie Farms