Call to action - joint letter to PM Theresa May on The Great Repeal Bill

04 April 2017

This is a call to action for Sustainable Food Cities Network members and beyond, in response to the UK’s triggering of Article 50 and publication last week of the government’s white paper on the Great Repeal Bill.

Take action by:

1. Signing up your organisation to a joint letter to PM Theresa May, calling for maintenance of high standards for food, farming and fishing. View the draft, send comments and sign-ons by Wednesday 19 April to A revised draft will be sent round for sign-off by 26 April.
Note: this is explicitly supportive of a parallel letter from environmental organisations to the PM (coordinated by Greener UK and Wildlife & Countryside Link), to which Sustain was also a signatory. We warmly encourage participation by environmental organisations in both letters, to demonstrate linkages (particularly on agriculture and fisheries) and mutual support.

2. Promoting a public e-action, so that MPs start to hear from constituents that they want high standards for food, farming and fishing to be championed through the Great Repeal Bill process and beyond: Don't Let Brexit Mean Bad Food Britain.

To set the above in context, these contribute to work to ‘bank’ existing standards, preventing a backwards slide towards ‘Bad Food Britain’. We are of course also keeping high in our minds and related activities the need to ‘build’ towards a positive vision of a ‘Better Food Britain’ – or similar framing.

If you have questions on the above, please email Kath Dalmeny


Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188

Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713

Ben Reynolds
0207 065 0902

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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