A couple of months ago the Scottish Executive published a discussion document proposing a National Food Policy for Scotland. Its primary aims are to support the Scottish food industry, and encourage the sourcing of a healthy, local diet for the people of Scotland. The document is published on the web and can easily be accessed from this link. From here you can download the entire document, and also find out how to give your own opinions.
The ‘mission statement’ for the document is “Our vision for food in Scotland is that it should make the nation healthier, wealthier and smarter with production making communities stronger and consumption respecting the local and global environment.”
The document tends to concentrate on food production, processing and distribution as an industry, with the individual featuring merely as a consumer. SAGS would like the document to show some recognition of the role of individuals, as producers in their allotments and gardens, contributing to the health and smartness aspects, even if not generating much wealth! You can read our submission to the discussion document from this link.