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The UK's food and drink industry is pivotal to the government's agenda for equitable growth. Valued at over £120 billion annually and employing over 4 million people, it underscores our economic resilience and food security. The 2022 food strategy outlines initiatives to bolster health, sustainability, and accessibility in our food system. The key policy objectives are: 1) Prosperity: Sustainably enhance productivity, innovation, and workforce development, fostering a robust agri-food sector across the nation; 2) Sustainability: Foster a nature-positive, affordable food system, promoting healthier diets and sustainable land use while ensuring access for all; 3) Trade: Exploit export opportunities while upholding stringent regulatory standards for imported and domestic food products.

Key Measures

  • Supporting farmers and producers through innovation schemes and funding, particularly in post-Brexit opportunities.
  • Implementing sustainable practices through legislative frameworks and research-driven interventions.
  • Strengthening global trade ties while safeguarding domestic food standards through strategic agreements and international collaboration.