What can food and drink businesses do? Start by asking questions. Interrogate the 17 goals and ask whether you are supporting or hindering progress. Take Goal 2 for example: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. Do your products prioritise nutrition over empty calories? Do you pay staff a decent wage, so they can afford to buy decent food? Are your supply chains complicit in taking land from subsistence farmers overseas?

In his latest column for The Grocer, exec director Dan Crossley argues that we are behind in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, and the food and drink businesses have a large role to play.

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