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Linking our diets with the outputs of sustainable farming in the UK

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A key element of the Sustainable Food Trust’s work is addressing one of the most pressing but contentious issues of our time: what should we eat to be sustainable and healthy? We believe the answer to this question lies in linking our dietary intake to the productive capacity of sustainably managed farmland in the country in which we live.

In the United Kingdom, around half of our food is currently imported. The UK will never be 100% self-sufficient in terms of food production; some foods must be imported for legitimate reasons, such as climatic considerations. Nonetheless, in increasing our self-sufficiency by aligning the majority of our diets with what a sustainable UK food system is capable of producing, we can

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