11 Jun 2022

England’s food strategy: boost fruit and veg production – but no tax on salt and sugar

Data Correspondent and Presenter

What we eat and how it’s produced is at the heart of a new government food strategy for England, set to be launched on Monday.

A leaked draft of the plan, seen by Channel 4 News, aims to boost homegrown fruit and veg production and encourage healthy eating.

But it’s been criticised for ignoring calls from an independent report, commissioned by the government, for a tax on salt and sugar and a dramatic expansion of free school meals for children in poverty.

We speak to Helen Browning, a pig farmer with her own organic sausage brand, and who is also chief executive of the Soil Association.