Organised by the Industry and Parliament Trust in collaboration with Food Ethics Council and the University of Warwick, the Sustainable Food Supply Chain Commission held its final session in March 2014 and launched the findings of the Commission in a report entitled "The Long and the Short of It" at a dinner in October 2014.
The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT), Food Ethics Council and the University of Warwick set up a Commission in January 2014 to explore the challenges of maintaining a sustainable food supply chain. The Commission was made up of parliamentarians, and representatives from industry and academia, whose aims were to discuss issues food companies face in ensuring the sustainability of food supply chains and explore upcoming policy developments that seek to tackle them.
Among the topics discussed were employment conditions; distribution of profit; how to best tackle resource depletion and climate change. Following the conclusion of the Commission in May, a report will be published, outlining its findings and adding to the dialogue between parliament, industry and academia on this important issue. The report, "The Long and the Short of It" was presented to Commissioners at a dinner in October, and is available to download from the IPT website.