Only New Labour would have a food policy based on putting foreigners first.
Only Gordon Brown would note that the EU means poor people in Britain pay more but then demands the increased sourcing of food imports from the globalised economy = when we should be producing more food in Britain.
These people are morons.
Don't buy local, urges Government
In a controversial move the report will urge consumers not to insist on buying locally-produced food, because doing so would reduce the prosperity of farmers in developing countries.
Environmental campaigners have called on shoppers to "buy local" as a way to minimise their carbon footprint. However, the Food 2030 report will dismiss the popular concept of "food miles" as "not a helpful measure". It will argue that so long as UK businesses are find alternative markets for their products, then consumers should feel free to buy imported produce in order to support livelihoods in developing countries.
The term "food miles" was coined by Dr Tim Lang, professor of food policy at London's City University, in the 1990s. It measures the distance food travels from field to plate, as a way of measuring its environmental impact.
But Government experts will say the idea masks other factors which contribute to a greener diet, including buying food in season and considering its mode of transport.
Scientists have debated the usefulness of the "food miles" concept but it has been defended by Paul Steedman of the Food Ethics Council, who has said it is a valuable idea, although only one component of the life cycle of food. "It's heartening the way people are now thinking about the ethics of food, and we don't want to throw the baby out of the bathwater," he added.
Common Agricultural Policy costs British consumers billions
British food consumers lose out by £3.2 billion every year because of the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Food 2030 report will say.
The CAP halts cheap imports from countries outside the EU such as Australia and Brazil, inflating food prices dramatically.
Defra will say each person in the UK paid £52 more for food in 2007 as a result, hitting poorest families the hardest.
The British Government has so far been unsuccessful in reforming the CAP to help British consumers, but the report will pledge that the UK will keep lobbying to create a more liberalised global food market.