Food production

The Opportunities of a Good Food Nation

Author / Creator: Craig Dalzell

Media type: consultation response

Date published:

The Good Food Nation Bill lacks ambition in jobs, economic growth, environmental benefits, and investment needed.


UK food and drink sees a significant and persistent drop in exports

Author / Creator: Food and Drink Fedration Scotland

Media type: Report

Date published:

UK exports of food and drink are down £2.7bn (-15.9%) in the first three quarters of 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels. 


Energy-food nexus in the marine environment: A macroeconomic analysis on offshore wind energy and seafood production in Scotland

Author / Creator: Yang Qu

Media type: Academic Paper

Date published: February 2021

  • Low-cost offshore wind farms (OWFs) would increase both energy security and GDP.
  • Subsidising the high-cost OWFs would benefit energy security but not the economy.
  • Limited negative impacts on seafood sectors by the OWF expansion were identified .


Food In A Common Weal Scotland

Author / Creator: Pete Richie

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: August 2014

The food and drink industry is growing, and new businesses are emerging. There’s a bustle of activities in communities, with new growing projects and food networks.  The dietary gap between rich and poor is widening, with the rise in food banks; and the public health impact of the Scottish diet is set to grow.