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MSP urges public input to Good Food Nation Plan

By Alan Beresford

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Moray MSP Richard Lochhead.
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead.

MORAY MSP Richard Lochhead is encouraging the region's residents to take part in the consultation on the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation Plan.

The initiative aims to ensure everyone in Scotland can access nutritious, sustainable food.

The plan sets out the ways in which the Scottish Government will work with businesses and organisations across society to help connect people to locally produced, high-quality food and transform the country’s food system.

In addition, the local food strategy, 'Local Food for Everyone: Our Journey' sets out how people can have access to the best of Scottish produce. This follows a lengthy consultation which found that local production improves diets, lowers food miles and retains value in communities.

Mr Lochhead said: “Moray and Scotland can be immensely proud it our first class food and drink produces, however as a country we can do better when it comes to the availability and sustainability of locally produced food.

“The SNP government’s Good Food Nation Plan outlines a vision of a more sustainable nation, and, more importantly, how we get there.

“Work at a local level will be crucial in achieving this, and, as demonstrated by the Scottish Government’s local food strategy, it is so important that people across Moray make their voices heard and participate in consultation events.

“By working together, we will ensure that everyone in Scotland can easily access high quality food and drink, benefitting from a more equitable and sustainable food system.”

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