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Food Affordability, Access and Security: Their Implications for Scotland's Food Policy - A Report by Work Stream 5 of the Scottish Government's Food Forum

DescriptionWorkstream 5 National Food and Drink Policy
ISBN9780755990344
Official Print Publication DateJune 2009
Website Publication DateJune 26, 2009

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 THE GENESIS OF A FOOD POLICY FOR SCOTLAND
1.1) the role of work stream 5 in the development of a national food policy
1.2) priorities identified by the national discussion
1.3) key guiding aims

2 COMMON AND CORE ISSUES
2.1) food sovereignty
2.2) climate change
2.3) recent changes in the price of foods
2.4) food quality diet and the health of Scotland
2.5) the importance of communities

3 FOOD SECURITY
3.1) control of the food supply chain
3.2) the potential for action by Scotland
3.3) the importance of Scottish food production
3.4) the importance of energy
3.5) the role of fair trading practices

4 FOOD AFFORDABILITY
4.1) the affordability of a healthy diet
4.2) the role of community and voluntary initiatives
4.3) the affordability of food in rural areas
4.4) specific initiatives for the most vulnerable
4.5) the role of the supermarkets and manufacturing industry

5 FOOD ACCESS
5.1) the definition of food access
5.2) general retail access
5.3) rural access
5.4) access for more vulnerable consumers
5.5) internet access
5.6) extending the role of the farming sector

6 CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIX 1: THE COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF THE WORK STREAM