“Don’t count on industry goodwill: tax for healthy, sustainable food” FCRN - Chatham House report covered in new article
An article in Beverage Daily covers the recent FCRN-Chatham House (EAT-funded) report “Policies and actions to shift eating patterns: What works.” The article highlights a key conclusion of the report:
That a reliance on industry good will and informed consumer choice alone are not sufficient and that a clear and supportive regulatory and fiscal framework is also needed if we are to achieve meaningful shifts towards more healthy and sustainable food consumption patterns.
See similar resources in the categories on sustainable healthy diets, , food taxes, dietary guidelines and food and agriculture policy. See also the overarching categories on Governance and policy and Consumption and diets.
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.
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