Various organisations launch the People’s Food Policy with new website and a report
The People's Food Policy project has created a blueprint for action to change the food system in England. Their explicit aim was ‘to map out what an integrated food policy would look like if people were put at the heart of decision-making.’
The report contains over fifty policy proposals across nine chapters. These policy proposals were developed in collaboration with grassroots groups, unions, community organisers, campaigners and NGOs.
A People's Food Policy was developed by a coalition of representatives from the Land Workers' Alliance, Global Justice Now, the Ecological Land Co-op, The Centre for Agroecology and the Permaculture Association. The report has a forward by Olivier de Schutter, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
See here for the report and the website: People's food policy
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.