23rd September 2019
Citizens were put at the heart of the inquiry from the outset. Views from a wide variety of backgrounds were heard: farmers, shoppers, urban and rural community groups, environmentalists, growers, chefs, traders, young and old.
What emerged was a graphic picture of what is wrong with the system, but also the positive steps forward to repair, reconnect and create a better future.
We offer a set of outcomes as a framework for what we consider to be the main elements of the needed transition to a sustainable future. These are not intended to be prescriptive but rather are designed to stimulate debate and, together, provide some guidance to towards an agreed future.
Note: this report was originally published on the RSA website (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), which hosted the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission between November 2017-April 2020.