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 […]

Calls to support local food webs

Posted Posted in Food, Local economies, Localisation, Reports, Transition

From field to fork: The value of England’s local food webs, a report by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England was released earlier this month. Farming Online reports that it indicts government food policy and the supermarket model, revealing the role both have played in undermining the UK’s local food networks and jeopardising the vibrancy of rural regions. […]