The national food and drink policy, Becoming a Good Food Nation, was published in 2014. The policy sets a new vision for Scotland: that by 2025 Scotland will be “a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day.”
Our Policy team collected the views of young people and collated these into a response to the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation proposals for legislation consultation. We also made a video explaining the Good Food Nation proposals.
As an organisation aiming to engage, educate, and empower young people in Scotland, we wanted to know your views on Scotland as a Good Food Nation and make sure that young people’s voices are heard by Parliament. We had 37 responses from young people both part of 2050 Climate Group and others, through our online survey and participants in our focus group discussions.
Our responses represented a wide range of views and opinions, but three major themes emerged:
1. Sustainability / climate change should be included in the meaning and focus of the Good Food Nation.
2. Ministers should be required to set statutory targets for Scotland’s progress towards becoming a Good Food Nation.
3. The private sector has a key role to play in the Good Food Nation and businesses above a particular threshold should be required to set out their own Good Food Nation policies.
Read our full consultation response to find out more.