Farm Gate: Alternative Food Summit

At the UK prime minister’s summit last week a package of measures to support British farming was unveiled. But the summit failed to address the enormous existing and future fragility in Britain’s food system – or its impact on the natural world, public health, global supply chains or indeed the wellbeing of those actually living and working in the countryside. What should have been on the table at the prime minister’s Downing Street Food Summit?

Our panel:

  • Martin Lines, Chair, Nature Friendly Farming Network
  • Phil Stocker, Chief Executive, National Sheep Association
  • Natalie Bennett, Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle, Green Party
  • Sue Pritchard, Chief Executive, Food, Farming & Countryside Commission
  • Rebecca Mayhew, Old Hall Farm, Pasture for Life
  • Ben Reynolds, Deputy Director, Sustain
  • Dan Parker, Chief Executive, Veg Power
  • Chaired by ffinlo Costain, Chief Editor, 8.9ha
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