Green Futures Report 2021

Green Futures Report 2021

On Thursday 16th September, Rural Policy Group launched its Green Futures report at London Wall, supported by the most important RED Talk of the year, Building a Sustainable Rural Economy.  The report examines the relationships between food, farming, health and...
NEW Sustainable Food & Farming Podcast

NEW Sustainable Food & Farming Podcast

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor speaks to Jules Serkin from Business Bunker Radio about the importance of sustainability in food and farming.   Mark and Jules discuss Kentish food, food security, food shortages, building on farmland and much more in their conversation on...
Fast Forward Sustainability in Farming

Fast Forward Sustainability in Farming

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor comments on Defra’s guidance to help farms reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There are a number of voices warning of a finite number of harvests, some saying as few as 30 and others suggesting 100. Either way desertification is looming, and even...
New Food Taxes Could Damage Thousands of Businesses

New Food Taxes Could Damage Thousands of Businesses

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Founder and Chair of Rural Policy Group spoke to The Grocer about the new taxes proposed by the National Food Strategy and shared his concerns about their imact on the food industry. Those at the bottom of the food supply chain are already working...
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor Comments on the Proposed Salt & Sugar Tax

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor Comments on the Proposed Salt & Sugar Tax

Proposed sugar and salt tax has the capacity to do more harm than intended good – RPG Founder Mark Lumsdon-Taylor comments on behalf of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Following the publication of an independent report on England’s National Food Strategy led by businessman...
The True Cost of Electric Vehicles in Food and Farming

The True Cost of Electric Vehicles in Food and Farming

On 14th July the Secretary of State for Transport announced that the sale of new diesel and petrol HGVs would be banned from 2040. The government also aims to decarbonise agriculture by 2040 – so we look at the reality of introducing electric vehicles into the food...