Actions and Detail Panel
Scotland's Good Food Nation Bill in a global context
Thu 12 January 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 GMT
The Scottish Food Coalition and Food Researchers in Edinburgh are hosting a seminar with Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City University.
Corinna has worked for the World Health Organization (Geneva), the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington DC) and in 2009-2010, held a fellowship at the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, Corinna has published widely on food policy from farm to fork and the link with diets and nutrition, including on the policies and processes of globalization, trade policy, agriculture policies, nutrition labelling and policies on food marketing to children. A regular advisor to governments, international agencies and NGOs, her specialism is the role of food systems policies in what we eat and how they can be levered for positive impact.
She will be bringing this wealth of experience and expertise to Scotland to discuss the opportunity of the Good Food Nation Bill to create the framework for a fair, healthy and sustainable food system in Scotland.
The Good Food Nation Bill featured in the Scottish Government's Programme for Government in September 2016, and they have indicated that they will begin a wide-ranging consultation process in 2017. Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities Angela Constance has said that they are looking at including the right to food in the Good Food Nation Bill. We have a real opportunity to put Scotland's food system on a different footing, come along to this seminar to learn from Corinna's experience from across the world, and discuss what we can achieve here with this new legislation.