Farmers are responsible for the welfare of the one billion land animals and many millions of fish that are farmed for food here every year. Our new report, Farm animal welfare: Past, present and future looks back at how farm animal welfare assurance schemes have developed over the past 20 years, and assesses potential future development of such schemes.
Without a healthy natural environment our food systems are under threat. Protecting our diverse ecosystems, living within the means of our planetary boundaries and protecting the genetic diversity of species used in food and agriculture are all vital components in feeding a global population.
The October 2014 meeting of the Business Forum explored some of the issues relating to corporate power in the food system.
Chloe Grahame reports from the All Party Parliamentary Food and Health Forum conference.