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Edinburgh City Council has been working to increase the quantity of farm-assured Scottish meat procured for schools since they gained their Food for Life Served Here Bronze award in 2013. Now 80% of their fresh meat and fish is sourced in Scotland. In fact, the council has increased that spending from just over £16,000 in 2013/14 to £220,000 2016/17. “Public procurement of local and sustainable food is one of the most effective mechanisms for driving transformation in food production and supply. Across the country, Food for Life Scotland is helping to create the demand for local produce that drives a thriving local economy,” reports Scottish Field where you can read the full story.

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