The horsemeat scandal brought the issue of transparency in the food chain into the public eye, fuelling growing discontent as well as political debate. Could ways of shortening food chains prevent this from happening again?
Short food chains are not only of interest to policymakers, but also community groups, farmers and campaigners. In fact, the revolution in food chains is being driven from the bottom up, by groups such as innovative farmers diversifying into direct sales and urban community groups who want to take control of where their food comes from.
A common misconception is that a short food chain equals local food.
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Read the research published by the Joint Research Centre Short Food Supply Chains and Local Food Systems in the EU. A State of Play of their Socio-Economic Characteristics