Press Releases

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

Food banks are not essential – they must close, and for good

One of the first lessons we’ve had to learn in this crisis is that running out of food is not a problem of supply. It’s a problem of distribution. £1bn worth of food that would otherwise be on the shelves, is in people’s cupboards and fridges. Meanwhile,

Two reports too many: it’s time for the right to food

This week, two milestone reports were released on poverty in the UK.   The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, released his final report following a fact-finding mission to the UK last autumn. Alston details how increasing poverty and an undermined welfare system meant that for many of


Today [25th January], Edinburgh becomes a Veg City, kicking off a city-wide campaign to promote vegetable consumption. The Veg City campaign start coincides with the launch of a new Veg Power advertising campaign, airing for the first time on ITV and STV tonight. Starting today, schools, community


Embargoed for 00.01 on Monday 8th October Glasgow businesses have made commitments to the Peas Please initiative to help increase vegetable consumption. Children attending parties in GOALS Glasgow South and GOALS Glasgow West football centres will be offered fruit and veg snacks as starter. 5000 students will

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