National Food Strategy WRAP welcome statement

15 July 2021

Marcus Gover, WRAP CEO “The National Food Strategy is one of the most important reviews of our food system in decades. It highlights the huge challenges we face in transforming our food system into one that supports healthy citizens, and a healthy planet. It will inspire difficult conversations by raising uncomfortable issues that we all need to address as individuals, businesses, and Governments today.

“Action is critical now if we hope to protect our world from the effects of climate change and feed ourselves. We must transform our food system to dramatically reduce the negative impact food production has on the environment, and into one where we all have more sustainable diets. WRAP’s practical work with businesses and other partners embodies the holistic approach to change across supply chains described in the Strategy, and we’re proud to be a part of this transformation.

“We are putting greenhouse gas reduction at the very heart of the Courtauld Commitment and our work on sustainable food, and will be unveiling a new GHG industry target next week. This, together with minimising food waste and better water stewardship, will help towards the National Food Strategy’s ambition of an efficient, carbon neutral food system.”

Notes to Editor