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National Food Strategy leader questioned by Committee

16 September 2021

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold a one-off evidence session on the independent National Food Strategy (NFS) review with Henry Dimbleby MBE, who led the review, on Tuesday 21 September at 2.30pm. The session will scrutinise the NFS and the Government’s response to it.

The National Food Strategy

The NFS is the first independent review of England’s entire food system for 75 years. It lays out strategic objectives on tackling diet-related inequality, land use and a long-term shift in food culture through the reduction of meat consumption. It also recommends the introduction of new taxes on sugar and salt.

Scope of the session:

MPs will use the session to explore the report’s recommendations, including the extension of eligibility for free school meals, a budget guarantee for agriculture payments until at least 2029 to help farmers transition to more sustainable land use, and reform of the Government’s Buying Standards for Food.


Tuesday 21 September at 2.30pm:

Henry Dimbleby MBE, Lead Non-Executive Board Member, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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