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FOOD AND DRINK POLICY FOOD AND DRINK POLICY Becoming a Good Food Nation

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  • FOOD AND DRINK POLICY FOOD AND DRINK POLICY Becoming a Good Food Nation
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  • Food and drink A Success Story Food and Drink is key industry sector for Scotland; Scotlands food and drink sector is growing rapidly and is on target to meet turnover of 16.5bn by 2017; Exports have grown by over 50% in the last five years; The number of employees increased last year by 21%; Retail sales of Scottish brands in the UK have risen by 36% between 2007 2013; Relatively low spend on Research and Development Companies in the F&B sector, like any other, need to be able to adapt to changing health trends and behaviours, as well as continuing to innovate and create new products to meet demand.
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  • SCOTTISH PARADOX Scotland is a nation renowned worldwide for producing high quality food and drink and yet we struggle with world beating levels of diet-related disease and throw away a fifth of our food!
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  • SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES Amongst children and adults some of the highest levels of diet-related poor health in the world. Deep-seated attitudes to food leading to poor habits and low expectations. Serious threats to global food security due, to population growth rates and climate change. A lack of diversity in exports and supply chains which lack resilience. The social, financial and environmental cost of food waste is unacceptably high.
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  • Next Phase of the Nation Food & Drink Policy
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  • Renewed Ambition for Scotland Becoming a Good Food Nation Involving all parts of society in partnership with industry.
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  • 2025 Vision for Scotland to Become a Good Food Nation people from every walk of life, will take pride and pleasure in the food served in Scotland. food exports will attract overseas visitors and the quality of the food we serve will become one of the key reasons to travel to Scotland. Scottish suppliers will have developed their offerings so that local increasingly equals fresh, healthy, and environmentally-sound. dietary-related diseases will have begun to decline as will the environmental impact, locally and worldwide, of our food consumption. The food industry will be a thriving well-known feature of local and national economies
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  • FOOD AND DRINK POLICY GOOD FOOD NATION A Policy that can produce a Multiple Dividend SOME PRIORITIES? Public Food Childrens Food Policy Local Food Good Food Choices Economic Growth Food Commission
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  • Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme 1.Economic benefits / return to Scotlands primary producers 2.Health benefits 3.Environmental benefits 4.Financial assessment, additionality and displacement
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  • Top 3 Private Sector Foodservice Challenges Sustainability Economic Climate Healthier Eating
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  • BUSINESS PLANNING AND SMEs ROUTES TO MARKET FARM GATE MAIL ORDER & INTERNET BOX SCHEMES FARM SHOP RETAIL & HOSPITALITY TOURISM OUTLETS WHOLESALE MULITPLES & SUPERMARKET PUBLIC SECTOR MARGINS - VOLUMES + REDUCE INCREASE
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  • Demand and Supply What are shoppers prepared to pay a bit extra for? Supply chain relationships influence change Barnes, A.P. (2014). Results of Survey of LEAF Farmers. Sustainable Intensification Platform: Project 3: The influence of external drivers and actors on the sustainability and productivity of farming (LM0303). Internal Report for Defra, August 2014. Source: Mintel
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  • Public Sector EXPENDITURE PATTERN FOR OVERALL PUBLIC FOOD EXPENDITURE Scottish based suppliers represent 77% of the total and account for 50.% of the sales. Large national contracts with grocery suppliers such account for 39% of all purchases. Spend by category of provision (Source: SPIH) 150M of total spend of which 17.7M external contractors
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  • One Example Learning & BehaviourChange 1 4 3 2 Environment Health PRIMARY 1-3 5 PRIMARY 1-3 FREE SCHOOL MEALS Supporting Scotlands families PRIMARY 1-3 5 PRIMARY 1-3 FREE SCHOOL MEALS Supporting Scotlands families Sustainable Procurement
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  • Robin Gourlay Scottish Government Food and Drink Policy e:[email protected] [email protected] t: 0300 244 9283 t: 0300 244 9283