THE FOOD Ethics Council is running a month-long online survey to help with its 'Beyond Business As Usual' project, which aims to move the UK towards a fair, healthy and sustainable food and farming system.
In order to achieve this important aim, the first thing we need to do is understand the main challenges that confront government and business, as well as the opportunities for progress. Hence the survey.
The FEC said it wants to know what people think of progress so far, what are the biggest challenges and how can we overcome them, and what's currently working well and what isn't?
Sean Roberts, FEC policy director, said it is widely accepted by many working in the food sector that business as usual is not an option. In order to address the huge environmental and social challenges facing us, we need to radically change how we operate. But what does this mean in practice for government, business, civil society and consumers?
Our Beyond Business As Usual project aims to answer this crucial question, by showing how government and business can work together more effectively in pursuit of a fair, healthy and sustainable food system. To help them achieve this aim, we are running a survey and ask readers of Food Service Footprint to take part.
Roberts said the survey has been kept short, and should take around 20 minutes. He added: "To help us develop a better understanding of the barriers to creating a fairer food system we are asking a wide variety of stakeholders to give us their insights into what they think of progress towards a fairer food system, what they assess to be the biggest challenges (and how they can be overcome), and their views on what is currently working well and what isn't. We are very keen to collect enough responses to give us a clear picture of the challenges and constraints you face.
The survey can be accessed at: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/847826/Beyond-Business-As-Usual