1558: Green Food Project Conclusions

This paper has been summarised from the Defra report “Green Food Project Conclusions”

Year of Publication2012

Long term investment in R&D is essential especially to incorporate outputs into farming systems. Better knowledge exchange can be achieved through demonstration farms, decision support tools and advisers. We need to ensure that the right numbers and calibre of young people are entering the industry. A more joined up food chain is needed with longer-term contracts. Markets are emerging for some ecosystem services, such as the regulation of water quality but others such as the cultural benefits from biodiversity are generally not rewarded. Decisions need to taken about obesity and other diet related health issues. More needs to be done to tackle fruit and vegetables wastage.

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