David Cameron launches new CCM book on food co-ops at NFU conference

The Conservative Co-operative Movement's new book on food co-ops has been launched this week by David Cameron.


The Conservative leader used his speech to the annual convention of the National Farmers' Union to launch Nuts and Bolts by Amy Coyle.


Commenting on the book, CCM Chair Jesse Norman said:


"Food co-ops are a great way to reconnect people and food. At present in the UK we have failing high streets, low prices to the farmer, increased car usage to malls and out-of-town supermarkets, lower food security, and a widespread ignorance of what food is and where it comes from.


"Local food co-ops, by contrast, bypass the supermarkets. They support local growers and provide good affordable food. They protect the environment. And they build local communities. We should be vigorously promoting food co-ops, both here in Herefordshire and elsewhere in the country."


Jesse with David Cameron at the NFU Conference today

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Nuts and Bolts by Jesse Norman