DbyD have just opened a consultation on sustainabilty in the food industry for Defra.
The food industry accounts for:
In the introduction to Defra's Food Industry Sustainability Strategy, the then Secretary of State, Margaret Beckett, highlighted the importance of wider industry engagement in improving the sustainability of the food and drink industry and invited industry led Champions' groups to report to her on the measures necessary for making progress and the means of monitoring success.
Since the publication of the Strategy, Defra and the food industry have been working together to create action plans based on the headline targets in the Strategy. The industry led Champions' Groups were established to identify where progress can be made. The groups examined current best practice, looked at ways of working and have identified barriers which may discourage the industry from behaving in a more sustainable way.
Defra are now seeking input from the food industry on the recommendations make by the Champions groups. See http://defrafiss.dialoguebydesign.net for more.
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