• 16/01/08
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carrotheid.jpgThe Fife Diet would like to celebrate the announcement of the Scottish Governments launch of the “first steps towards a national policy for food” today. Clearly it is only first steps, and we have an appalling food culture here to start from, but the aims to: “help make food healthier and minimise the environmental impact of food production, manufacture and retail” are laudable.  Launching the national discussion Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment said:

“We want the freshest, finest future for Scottish food. Supporting food production and manufacturing in Scotland is in our national interest. Food is about so much more than what we eat. It is about jobs, the environment, tourism and the health of our nation. The time is right to start this debate and I hope as many people as possible will have their say about the future of Scottish food. I want people to let us know what excites them about food and what makes it difficult for them to access healthy, Scottish, affordable food.”