Plan 'needs' substance

SHEFFIELD Green Party has said the city council's Food Plan - set to be approved today - should also include a plan to produce more food from 7,000 acres of agricultural land owned by the authority.

Central ward Green Coun Jillian Creasy said the document, which aims to improve access and affordability of healthy food, encourage people to grow their own produce, make use of local farms and make food at schools and hospitals healthy, had "warm words" but not enough substance.

She said: "The report contains no assessment of how much food is currently produced locally and no plan to increase the level, what investment would be needed or how many jobs could be created.

"The council could have set an example by investigating in its own farms."

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