Press Releases

#ScotPfG: food system digest

Today’s Programme for Government (PfG) offers welcome measures to mitigate the impact of the cost of living crisis on food insecurity. It also promises further action for more nature friendly farming, forestry and fishing. Food is scattered in other portfolios too, and it is clear that the

Partnership puts food on the menu at COP26

Nourish Scotland and partners have launched Recipes for Resilience, the food and climate zone at COP26. Recipes for Resilience will run from 1-12 November in Glasgow, with a dynamic programme of hybrid and in person events to highlight the importance of food systems in the climate change

COP26 must put food systems on the agenda say NGOs, industry bodies and local councils

The UN COP26 climate talks held in Glasgow this year ‘must tackle food systems’ to get world on track for net-zero.  More than thirty NGOs, leading academics, local governments and industry bodies have written to COP26 President Alok Sharma asking him to bump food systems up the

For food, health and climate: Global cities and governments launch Glasgow Declaration ahead of COP26

Today Nourish Scotland, IPES-Food and partners launch the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration. COP26 comes to Glasgow in less than a year’s time. It’s the most important global decision point since Paris. With the food system accounting for at least a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, there is no

Programme for Government – what’s in it for food?

It’s natural to put ‘food’ into the search box and see what this 135 page document says. But that would miss some of the most important messages. First, of course, the incorporation into Scots law of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This has

Previous releases

Threat to Food and Farming Powers, 9 March 2018

Good Food Nation Engagement Begins, 6 February 2018

Dishing up Dignity: Burns Night with the National Chef, 25 January 2018

Edinburgh Council leader Cllr Adam McVey helps to launch a campaign for dedicated Veg Ad Fund to address shortage of veg marketing, 18 January 2018

Campaign calls for dedicated advertising fund to improve the appeal of vegetables, 18 January 2018

Food Rights in Government’s Vision Ahead of Human Rights Day, 8 December 2017

Food now top of public health agenda, 26 October 2017

World Food Day Panel Agree Scotland Can be a Leader, 16 October 2017

UK Summit launched to pledge for more veg, 4 October 2017

Access to Land Stopping Young People Entering Farming, 25 September 2017

Losing Farming Powers to Westminster Could Undermine Good Food Nation, 20 September 2017

Consultation to Begin on Good Food Nation Bill – Programme for Government, 5 September 2017

FSA Data Highlights the Enormity of Household Food Insecurity, 30 March 2017

UN Human Rights Expert Addresses MSPs on Food, 16 March 2017

UN Expert says Scotland can be European Leader on Right to Food, 14 March 2017

New Climate Plan Puts Food and Farming on the Table, 21 January 2017

Scotland’s Chance for World Leading Food Policy, 11 January 2017

More Europe, Better Food, in response to the Scotttish Government’s ‘Scotland’s place in Europe’ announcement, 19 December 2016

Nourish partners with Oxfam, CPAG and The Poverty Alliance – Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food, 01 December 2016

Largest-ever European food sovereignty gathering kicks off in Romania with a 7-member strong Scottish delegation, 25 October 2016

Leading UK charities combine forces to call for ‘big conversation’ on UK hunger, 16 October 2016

Good Food Nation Bill in Programme for Government, 6 September 2016

UN Recommend National Strategy on Food Poverty, 28 June 2016

Scottish NGOs Intervene in UN Human Rights Examination, 14 June 2016

Call for new Scottish parliament to stamp out food poverty in light of UK government’s systemic assault on right to food, 11 May 2016

Our right to food: Nourish Scotland speaks out about our basic human right to good, affordable food, 19 February 2016

Smart move by the French government: Bold new law will make public sector serve 40% local, organic food, 11 February 2016

Letter in support of the Scottish Government’s ban on GMO crops, 9 August 2015

Edible Edinburgh calls for good food for all, 16 June 2015

Drinking the milk of paradise: Nourish Scotland’s response to the current crisis for dairy farmers in Scotland, 29 January 2015

Nourish Scotland’s response to release of Scottish Government’s draft Scottish diet action plan: “Recipe for Success: Becoming a Good Food Nation”, 16 June 2014