With rising food prices, concerns about environmental impacts of agricultural production and worrying levels of obesity, food has never been more topical. Ensuring a safe, affordable, sustainable and healthy supply of food is one of the most fundamental challenges facing policymakers in the UK and, indeed, around the world.
At first glance, getting food on the table seems to be a relatively straightforward issue of demand and supply. Yet, there are a growing number of increasingly thorny and sometimes urgent food-related challenges facing UK policymakers.
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