Mapping the UK Food System

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Mapping the UK Food System


The research, published in November 2020, draws together publicly available data sources, public documents and research articles to map and quantify the food system.

The findings reveal the economic value of the UK food industry while highlighting a number of negative outcomes in the current system. These include:

  • a heavy reliance on imports
  • skills shortages
  • poor working conditions
  • unsustainable production methods
  • diet-related disease.


November 2020


Saher Hasnain, John Ingram and Monika Zurek