Food 2030, the Government’s new food strategy, is the first of its kind in over 50 years. In it we set out our vision of what we want the food system to look like in 2030, and how we can get there.
What we want by 2030
Consumers are informed, can choose, and afford, healthy, sustainable food. This demand is met by profitable, competitive, highly skilled and resilient farming, fishing and food businesses, supported by first class research and development.
Food is produced, processed and distributed to feed a growing global population in ways which:
use global natural resources sustainably,
enable the continuing provision of the benefits and services that a healthy natural environment provides,
promote high standards of animal health and welfare,
protect food safety,
make a significant contribution to rural communities, and
allow us to show global leadership on food sustainability.
Our food security is ensured through strong British agriculture and international trade links with EU and global partners, which support developing economies.
The UK has a low carbon food system which is efficient with resources – any waste is reused, recycled or used for energy generation.
Top photo: Harvest Hastings board member, Jenny Cook of Knuckle Down Farm, along with Stone Soup coordinator Michele Vindum of Plainfield Heritage