01.Government releases Green paper
The National Food Plan Green Paper has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig.
The Green Paper is the next step in the process of developing the National Food Plan. CHOICE has been actively involved in this process through representing consumers on the Food Policy Working Group and submitting on the National Food Plan Issues Paper.
CHOICE believes the National Food Plan should prioritise the right of Australian consumers to access safe, affordable and nutritious food.
While many stakeholders are focused on the concept of food security, CHOICE believes measures based on volume alone are insufficient to ensure the health of future generations. The concept of nutrition security is equally important and should be a primary focus of the National Food Plan.
We have also recognised that the availability of nutritious food means little if consumers don’t have the information they need to make healthy choices about the food they eat. For this reason, food labelling and consumer awareness are critical to the ability of the National Food Plan to contribute to reductions in diet-related disease.
CHOICE has submitted on the National Food Plan Green Paper and you can read our submission here.
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