Plaid MSs Champion Food Production During Allotment Visit


Peredur Owen Griffiths and Delyth Jewell have come together to champion allotments and promote food security.

The Plaid Cymru Senedd Members for South Wales East said the need to become more self-sufficient in terms of food supply would only increase as the impact of the climate crisis increase.

Speaking during a visit to an allotment site in Caerffili, Delyth said: “People talk regularly about climate change and its impact on food production. Yet if we look a little deeper when we shop where does our food come from.

“Food miles, food security, food quality and how accessible is it. Particularly when we see disruption globally.”

She added: “Not only are we losing local produce with secure food chains, but we are losing the countryside champions who balance food and farming production with environmental considerations.”

Peredur said: “Our food markets have changed, our shopping habits have changed. We need balanced diets, healthy food from reliable sources. Yet today we see the loss of community farms, small farms struggling to make a living and farms lost to other developments.

“This is not just about food because good countryside management assists flooding mitigation and sustainability of natural habitats.”

The pair called for food production and the environment to be put to the fore of the circular economy.

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  • Gareth Llewellyn
    published this page in News 2023-08-29 13:55:53 +0100

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