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Nourish is developing a comprehensive policy platform for sustainable, local food in consultation with our members

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Nourish Scotland is developing a series of practical projects to help rebuild a sustainable food infrastructure for Scotland.  

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Recent Posts

  • #NourishElectionAsks – Where do candidate MSPs stand?

    Over the last few days, Nourish interviewed candidate MSPs from each of the five parties that were represented in the last Scottish Parliament. We spoke with Angus MacDonald from the SNP, Sarah Boyack from the Scottish Labour Party, Miles Briggs from the Scottish Conservatives, Mark Ruskell from the Scottish Greens, and Alex Cole-Hamilton from the […]

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    #NourishElectionAsks – Ask 6: Empowering Communities

    The elections have come around quickly! This is our sixth blog on our election asks; last but certainly not least, concluding with a call for community empowerment and strategic support for the community food sector in Scotland. You can find the other blogs of this series here: Holyrood Election 2016.   From consumers to citizens […]

  • The Food Leadership Programme: Baking for community in Stirling

    By Ashley Robinson   It’s Saturday morning and 13 people are stood round a table with their hands deep in dough. We’re here to make and eat bread – crusty wholesome loaves of sourdough delights. But we’re also here to discuss ideas around accessibility – how do we make good bread and good food accessible […]

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    How could legislation create a real Good Food Nation?

    Last Wednesday the SNP launched their manifesto. In the mix was a commitment to introduce a Good Food Nation Bill: “to draw together all aspects of the Scottish Government’s work on food and drink – including food standards, public procurement and food waste.” They joined the Scottish Green Party whose manifesto release last week included a […]

  • #NourishElectionAsks – Ask 4: A Retailers’ Levy

    With just 3 weeks left until May 5th when Scotland elects its fifth Parliament, this week we’re focusing on our fourth policy ask: a Retailers’ Levy. You can also have a look at all 6 Election Asks here, please use these asks to initiate conversations with candidates wherever the opportunity arises, and support Nourish to […]

  • #NourishElectionAsks – Ask 3: Invest in the Future of Farming

    With just 4 weeks left until May 5th when Scotland elects its fifth Parliament, this week we’re focusing on our third policy ask: Investing in the future of our farming. You can also have a look at all 6 Election Asks here, please use these asks to initiate conversations with candidates wherever the opportunity arises, and support Nourish […]

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    #NourishElectionAsks – Ask 2: A Food, Farming and Health Act

    With just 5 weeks left until May 5th when Scotland elects its fifth Parliament, this week we’re focusing on our second policy ask: Primary legislation to transform Scotland’s food system – a ‘Food, Farming and Health Act’. You can also have a look at all 6 Election Asks here, please use these asks to initiate conversations with candidates […]

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    The Food Leadership Programme: Scaling up urban food

    The first weekend of, dreich and blustery as we might have known, saw the latest gathering of participants in last year’s Food Leadership Programme, a chance to support and galvanise one another in working towards a better food system in Scotland and to share ideas with others working hard to do so. The previous, equally […]

  • On the road to a Good Food Nation?

    Following on from the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation consultation, the Scottish Food Commission has now released an interim report. It introduces a refreshed vision statement, outlines the use of indicators to monitor progress in key areas of food policy and announces plans for “creating a movement for change”. Nourish welcomes some aspects of the […]

  • “We are fed up!” 20,000 march against industrial agriculture

    What links a small-scale German dairy farmer, a radical vegan, and Syrian solidarity activists? Perhaps quite a lot actually, but rarely do they take to the same street with the same message: We are fed up with this food system. On Saturday, over 20,000 people marched through Berlin’s streets. With the temperature hovering around -4 degrees, and […]

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