Reconnecting farming and health
Farming is about the production of food, and food is the basis of health. But how well does British farm policy support human health?
The decision to leave the EU, and with it the Common Agricultural Policy, means that for the first time in 70 years the UK has had to devise a new framework for agriculture, which (alongside policies on trade) will determine what farmers produce, how and where, for years to come. This strand of the FRC’s Brexit work tracks the progress of emerging agriculture policy. In particular, consistent with our focus on the importance of integrated policy to the goal of developing sustainable food systems, we are monitoring how well agriculture policy incorporates human health as one of its objectives and benchmarks.