Submission to the National Food Plan
Anglicare Australia applauds Minister Ludwig and the Department for undertaking work on a coordinated National Food Plan. Given the current debates over economic volatility, energy production and population sustainability, the basic necessities of water management, food production and food security are being called increasingly into question.
Anglicare Australia notes the green paper on the proposed Food Plan has taken an economic approach – looking at international investment, production possibilities and market shares. It also touches on social aspects such as the need for Australians to have access to safe and nutritious food. However, the plan does not go nearly far enough to explore and address the very real risk of food insecurity for individuals and families – particularly those on very low incomes – and its consequences.