On 18 March CFHS facilitated a national seminar at the Piping Centre in Glasgow to ensure that the experience and understanding of low-income communities is included in the development of a future National Food Policy for Scotland.
The report from that seminar (PDF 232 kb) contains the responses from the seminar and it represents solely the views and opinions of the participants. The majority of those who attended this seminar work or are involved in community food and health projects in areas of low income, or with groups experiencing exclusion.
A copy of the report has been submitted to the Scottish Government’s Food Industry Unit in response the discussion paper, Choosing the Right Ingredients: The Future for Food in Scotland.
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead MSP, will make an indicative statement about the responses to the discussion paper at the Royal Highland Show, which will take place from 19-22 June 2008.