Sep 3, 2020 | Food & farming

Right to Food Consultation – Respond by September 15

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Covid-19 has exposed the many fault-lines in our food system. How can we ensure that recovery is founded in human rights, with social and environmental justice at its heart? Why should the Right to Food be incorporated into Scots law?

Scottish Labour MSP Elaine Smith has opened a public consultation on her proposal to put the right to food into law.

Nourish Scotland has written a guide-to-responding to the consultation, with some suggestions for what you might want to include in your responses. You don’t have to answer every question, but policy-makers want to hear your opinion on as many of the questions as possible. Please respond by 15th September and contact stephanie@nourishscotland.org.uk if you have any questions.

Watch this short video from the Covid-19 and the right to food gap in Scotland meeting on 29th July, in which the UN expert on the right to food, the Special Rapporteur Michael Fakhri, explains what the right to food means and why it is important to incorporate the right into national legislation.

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