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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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    2016 Global Nutrition Report launched: Nourish’s take on what the Scottish Government could do

    The Global Nutrition Report ‘From Promise to Impact, Ending malnutrition by 2030’ 2016 was released today. The report is the only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition.  You can find it on Twitter as @GNReport or #NutritionReport. An immense and urgent challenge The headline  of the report? One-third of […]

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    UN Examination of the Right to Food in UK

    This week we’re in Geneva giving evidence to the UN on the right to food. Here’s a quick breakdown of the who/what/why.   What is the right to food? The right to food is protected within the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The UK ratified this Covenant in 1976 but never incorporated […]

  • Acting on the Right to Food campaign

    “What does a right to food look like, in practice, in Scotland?” This was the question posed to participants at the end of last week’s Scotland’s Foodscape Symposium in Edinburgh. Rather than starting a discussion on the topic, however, we presented them with a piece of theatre – and then challenged them to change the […]

  • #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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