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  • Our Priorities for the General Election 2017

    We’re calling on all political parties to give food and farming a higher priority than ever before in their manifestos, and we have outlined 8 areas that we believe need the most focus, for public health, our environment, and the economy.

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    The Next Government Must Prioritise Soil

    We are asking the next government to Invest in healthy soil through soil stewardship payments, mandatory soil testing, incentives for more grass and clover, and agroforestry.

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    The Next Government Must Invest In Child Health

    We are asking the next government to Invest In Child Health. That means committing to creating an environment where it is normal, easy and enjoyable for children and young people to eat well.

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    Why the Next Government Should Support the Organic Sector

    We want to see stronger support for organic farming from the next government. That means policies and funding to increase the amount of land farmed using organic methods - to benefit the environment, improve animal welfare, and meet growing consumer demand for organic food.

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    Politicians Must Pledge to Give Farm Animals a Good Life

    We are asking the next Government to pledge to give a ‘good life’ for all farm animals within 10 years. We are asking political parties to set up a new welfare framework for all farm animals supported by the mandatory method of production labelling, stronger regulation of farm antibiotic use, and public investment to help farmers make the transition.

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    The Next Government Must Make Quality Food The Focus Of Their Public Procurement Policy

    The next Government must pledge to create a better public procurement policy to widen public access to healthier, higher welfare, local and organic food and to build stable markets for farmers and growers

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    What Are The Political Party Manifestos 2017 Food and Farming Priorities?

    Our friends at Sustain have created his handy table of important food and farming manifesto commitments on a wide range issues including farm support, animal welfare, school meals, food poverty and environmental protection.

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  • Farming After Brexit

    Soil Association’s Dr Tom MacMillan explains our once-in-a-lifetime chance to mend the nation’s relationship with food, farming and the countryside.

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    The Future Of British Farming Outside The EU

    We have outlined six game-changing ideas for the future of UK farming policy post-brexit.

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  • Why Universal Free School Meals Matter Now More Than Ever

    Following the manifesto launch of the main political parties, Policy Officer Rob Percival looks at why universal free school meals matter now more than ever.

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    MPs Warn Brexit Changes Put Countryside & Farming At Risk

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    The Impact of Brexit on Agriculture

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    Making Agroforestry Mainstream

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    Protecting Food and Farming Standards in the Great Repeal Bill

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  • Doorstep Challenge: What To Do When A Canvasser Comes Knocking

    You don’t have to be an expert! Simply let candidates know that you care. If a canvasser or candidate knocks on your door, here are some suggested questions that you could ask – pick the ones that matter the most to you!

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