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image: small strategy unit logo Food Matters: Towards a Strategy for the 21st Century

In September 2007, the Prime Minister commissioned the Strategy Unit to undertake a major project on food and food policy.

The aims of the work were: to review the main trends in food production and consumption in the UK; to analyse the implications of those trends for the economy, society and the environment; to assess the robustness of the current policy framework for food; and to determine what the objectives of future food strategy should be and the measures needed to achieve them.

A major analytical report was published in January 2008:

A final report was published on the 7th July 2008 setting out a future strategic framework for food policy and practical measures for addressing issues around food and health, food and the environment and other concerns.