27 Jun 2019

Co-founder of Leon restaurants explores sustainable 'Farm to Fork' strategy

Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of restaurant chain Leon, has been appointed by the government to lead a landmark review of Britain's food system to prepare a strategy that will last decades. The review will be the first assessment of the British food system in 75 years, and is thought to be the last action of Michael Gove as he is expected to leave post once a new prime minister is appointed.

The review will look at agriculture, the environment, health and big business, as well as looking at the roles and responsibilities of supermarkets and restaurants. This 'Farm to Fork' study will begin taking evidence in the coming weeks, with a full report due in 2020.

“There are urgent challenges with which we must grapple. Populations are growing, diet-related conditions are harming the lives of millions, and climate change is altering what our land will yield,” said Dimbleby, who is also the founder of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Dimbleby is so determined to have an impact with this review that he is setting aside four working days each week, without pay, to concentrate his efforts on it.