Food production

National Good Food Nation Plan

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Article

Date published:

The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

Scottish salmon industry challenged over move to drop ‘farmed’ from labels

Author / Creator: Haroon Siddique

Media type: Newspaper article

Date published: 2024

Animal welfare campaigners are challenging the decision to allow producers of Scottish salmon to drop the word “farmed” from labelling.

An application by the industry body claimed changing the protected name wording on the front of packaging from “Scottish farmed salmon” to “Scottish salmon” made sense because wild salmon was no longer sold in supermarkets, which consumers were aware of.

Worrying footage emerges from certified Scottish salmon farm

Author / Creator: Bylines Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

Ms Mulrenan: “... these are not one-off incidents of breaches of standards – the breadth of examples we encountered, both in relation to environmental and welfare standards, indicate a systemic failing of certification schemes such as RSPCA Assured and ASC to both implement meaningful requirements, and then to enforce these.

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.