Policy and Governance Questions about the National Food Strategy
A new National Food Strategy for England (Part II) has just been published (following on from Part I in 2020). The team in the University of Hertfordshire’s Food Systems & Policy research group have been conducting research on food policy for more than twenty years. Their previous work on the topic has addressed: joined-up food policy ; the challenges of integrating health, environment and society in food policy ; the history of UK food policy and attempts to create a national food policy ; who makes food policy in England ; how food issues are connected across government ; the food policy response to the Covid-19 pandemic ; and policy levers for food system transformation. Here, they provide some immediate reflections on the National Food Strategy Part Two (NFS), focusing on the policy and governance measures proposed, followed by a background briefing on national food strategies.