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410: Locality foods and landscape

The report ‘Exploration of the relationship between locality foods and landscape character’ by Land Use Consultants with Carol Trewin and Laura Mason describes a study to identify locality food production that conserves and enhances the landscape and could potentially gain protected food name status. The study also aims to develop better understanding of the relationship between locality foods and the benefits that they can confer to landscape. The report identifies over 100 locality foods which meet the criteria for Protected Food Name status. With further research many more foods of this type could be identified.

Year of Publication2006

There is a revival of locality foods but many follow new recipes and are difficult to fit into the requirements of protected food status. There is scope to reconcile the differing perspectives of conservation organisations, specialist food groups and producers to include landscape benefits in the marketing mix.

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