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A national approach for transformation of the UK food system

Transformation of the food system at the national scale requires concerted action from government, business and civil society, based on sound evidence from the research community. A programme for transformation of the United Kingdom’s food system, for healthy people and a healthy environment, is described here.

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Fig. 1: The food system.

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R.B. co-wrote this paper in his role as director of the Global Food Security programme; it does not necessarily reflect the views of the programme partners. G.P. co-wrote this paper in his role as an academic at the University of Southampton, and director of the UK Food system for healthy people and healthy environment programme. He is also the chief scientific adviser for a non-ministerial UK Government Department (Food Standards Agency), although the paper relates to his academic role and not his advisory role.

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Bhunnoo, R., Poppy, G.M. A national approach for transformation of the UK food system. Nat Food 1, 6–8 (2020).

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