THE Federal Government will develop a National Food Plan white paper.
The paper will help ensure a sustainable and secure food supply.
Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig, speaking at the Victorian Rural Press Club breakfast this morning, said a green paper would be released for public consultation before a white paper on the plan is developed.
It follows an issues paper released in June and 10 weeks of public consultation.
“The Government is analysing and considering the full extent of issues raised in response to the issues paper and has already begun work developing the green paper,” Senator Ludwig said.
“The green paper will outline the Government’s vision and approach to food policy and canvas potential changes to policy, programs and governance arrangements.”
Senator Ludwig said the objectives of the National Food Plan included identifying and mitigating potential risks to Australia’s food security, supporting the long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability of Australia’s food supply chain and reducing barriers to accessing international and domestic markets.