The social cost of our food supply chains – inefficient and unfairly traded

Posted Posted in Economy, EU, Food, Government, Import substitution, Planning, Procurement, Trade

“Food supply chains in Europe are extraordinarily long and complex, involving multiple food business entities and opaque corporate structural engineering, which increases the difficulty for adequate inspection and regulation, and opens the door for fraud and criminal activity. It makes it difficult to work out who is responsible for what, and who’s to blame when things go wrong – see […]

Union’s local food campaign

Posted Posted in Devolution, Economy, Environment, Food, Import substitution, Local economies, Regional economies, Retail, Transition

  The Farmers’ Union of Wales has launched a new campaign to persuade shoppers of all ages to choose locally-produced food. The union said it hopes the new initiative will strengthen rural Welsh communities, which are under threat from dwindling populations and neglect in government spending. The ‘CUT, PASTE and SAVE’ campaign will feature reusable cotton shopping bags emblazoned with […]