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Sustainable Food

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published

The Environmental Audit Committee, chaired by Joan Walley MP, has launched a wide ranging inquiry into the environmental and social consequences of the way the food we eat in the UK is produced, distributed, marketed and sold.

The Committee wishes to examine how Government policy can be used to promote more sustainable practices in the UK food industry and more sustainable behaviours from the public. As part of this, the Committee will examine the Coalition Government’s proposals to develop new food policies.

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