General Election 2019: Our call to all Parties

The future of UK food will be decided by the general election since the next Government will have the responsibility of bringing future agriculture policy into law and setting the direction of travel for UK farming. Consequently, we are calling on all the political parties to state their commitment to UK farmers in their manifestos and to give a high priority to developing an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.

We urge all parties to adopt our 10 key policies in their 2019 manifestos:

Promote sustainable farming practices that function in harmony with nature Support local food systems, including maintaining a national network of local abattoirs Enshrine the polluter pays principle in law to hold polluters to account for any damaging

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