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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 3: Increase Affordable Access to Healthy Food

With the local elections right around the corner, Nourish is asking candidates to support our ideas for how Local Authorities can catalyse some vital changes in our food system. Full details of the #NourishElectionAsks and how to sign up as a supporter are available here. From now, until […]

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Field of Enquiry III: The incredible story of bread

Miesbeth Knottenbelt, Nourish member & volunteer, reports on the third session of the 2000m2 Field of Enquiry series at Whitmuir The Organic Place, on Saturday the 5th of November – where Andrew Whitley from ‘Scotland the Bread’ told the incredible story of bread…   Of the centrality […]

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Good Food Nation Bill in Programme for Government

Creative commons, ecologically grown vegetables

Press Release for Immediate Release Nourish Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to begin consultation on a Good Food Nation Bill in 2017. [1] Executive Director Pete Ritchie said ‘This legislation has the potential to be world-leading, we’re pleased the Scottish Government sees the need for a […]

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UK Childhood Obesity Strategy – Fundamentally Lacking in Strategy

Advertisement placards on the street warning about the dangers of childhood obesity, and below an ad for McDonalds

The much delayed strategy was released today to bitter disappointment. Public health and children’s organisations broadly agree that the plan will fail a generation of children – and we absolutely agree. The strategy is this: the introduction of a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages, and, er – that’s […]

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The stakes of the EU Referendum for our food system

Our food system is strongly influenced by EU policies and politics. Yet, it has barely featured in the ongoing debates about the EU Referendum of June 23rd. At Nourish we believe that despite some rightful criticism of the EU, Scotland and the other nations of the UK are better off […]

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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 […]

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