370: Differentiation - a sustainable future for UK agriculture
Sir Stuart Hampson President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership which includes the Waitrose chain of supermarkets has commissioned an independent report on farming and food. This briefing is taken from the executive summary of the report. Future briefings will explore the details
Year of Publication2006
Differentiation distinguishes food by combinations of environmental, welfare, seasonality and place of origin. It can enable agriculture to safeguard its viability. There is a disconnection between consumer attitudes which support differentiation and behaviour which does not but better labelling can help to change inclinations into buying action. The future of farming should be opened up to public debate.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Local & regional food
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Food & drink supply chains
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy
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