As part of its National Food and Drink Policy, the Scottish Government is developing a Health and Environmental Sustainability Framework for Food & Drink to assist business, private and public, to capitalise on opportunities around health and environmental sustainability in food and drink.
This Framework, encouraging the combination of health and environmental sustainability aspects during decision making (based on evidence!) at any stages of food production and supply, will hopefully be fundamental to our future approach to food & drink in Scotland and might be of particular interest to producers who wish to add value to their products, such as those involved in Short Food Supply Chains.
Although first and foremost aimed at industry, it could also be used by researchers and research commissioners during research planning, execution and knowledge exchange, and by public bodies involved in procurement.
The draft Framework and two associated reports (an International Literature Review and a Background Report on the Framework development) have been published on the Scottish Government website (see links below).
Links to the relevant documents are:
Summary of the Draft Health and Environmental Sustainability Framework for Food & Drink
Background report to the Health and Environmental Sustainability Framework for Food & Drink
Full report of the International Literature Review to Support the Development of a Health and Environmental Sustainability Framework for Food & Drink