Download our summary of findings.
25th September 2023
This report presents FFCC’s summary of findings from the first chapter of a National Conversation About Food.
Based on extensive public dialogue sessions in Birmingham and Cambridge held over the summer, and a new national poll, the findings show UK citizens across all demographic, age and political groups reject ‘nanny state’ concerns and want the government to do more to fix food.
Citizens want government intervention in the food system and reject excuses
for inaction. This is consistent across all political lines and is reflected in both
the conversations and national polling. Citizens want swift and wide-reaching
action on food to protect health, nature and the environment.
They demand radical change that involves all actors in the system.
And their thoughts about the food system tell us a great deal about the
society they want – one that is fairer, healthier and greener, with
government and business leaders taking the hard decisions that put
people and the planet first.
The National Conversation About Food will continue through autumn 2023 and into 2024 across all four UK nations.