Food policy in Bristol
The Food Policy Council
The Food Policy Council helps support and develop sustainable food in Bristol. It includes people who represent the main sectors of the food system in the city.
What the council is doing
It is a priority for the council to make sure that people in Bristol have access to food that is affordable, safe and nutritious. We endorse the Food Policy Council’s 2012 Food Charter (pdf, 0.6 MB) (opens new window) and their plans to achieve a resilient food system for the City region.
It has adopted a and it is working with partners to achieve its ambitions.
- Food Charter (pdf, 0.6 MB) (opens new window)
- Bristol Food Policy Council work, aims and membership (pdf, 27 KB) (opens new window)
- Food Policy Council work plan – listing current work (pdf, 13 KB) (opens new window)
Food Poverty is becoming a reality for many people living in Bristol and throughout the UK. The Food Policy Council has prepared a report outlining the problem for our city:
- Food Poverty Report, June 2013 (pdf, 1.8 MB) (opens new window)
- Food Poverty Report Appendix (pdf, 1.1 MB) (opens new window)
- Food Poverty Report Presentation (pdf, 1.0 MB) (opens new window)
Who Feeds Bristol? report
This report builds on findings in the Bristol Peak Oil report and explores the strengths and vulnerabilities in the current food system that serves Bristol and the city region in more detail. The report is a study of the main elements of the food system with an analysis of its resilience. It looks at the ‘positive powers’ cities may have in relation to their food systems and it makes suggestions for action.
Who Feeds Bristol? report: commissioned by NHS Bristol; author: Joy Carey; published March 2011.
- Summary (pdf, 1.0 MB) (opens new window)
- Case studies (pdf, 2.8 MB) (opens new window)
- Full report (pdf, 11.8 MB) (opens new window)