far more than just produce some of the finest food anywhere in
They are the
custodians of our world-famous countryside, which supports a booming
tourism industry as well as the country walks that many of us
take on a regular basis.
help to protect many of the species of wildlife for which Scotland
and the UK are famous, by providing them with safe environments
in which to live as well as rich food sources.
against climate change and the move towards renewable energy is
also reliant on farmers and farming. Many farmers grow renewable
energy crops, such as oilseed rape or willow which go towards
the production of renewable fuel, heat and electricity that help
to power our nation. Buying Scottish produce also helps to reduce
damaging ‘food miles’ incurred when buying similar
products that may have been transported from the other side of
depends to a great extend on what we all put into our mouths.
Fresh, healthy produce packed with vitamins and minerals is essential
if we are to secure the future health of our children. Feeding
them fresh fruit and vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals,
fresh meat packed with protein, dairy products packed with calcium
and products packed with oats and grain will help them to develop
into health adults.
We are a nation
of animal lovers. Scotland’s farmers take care of the animals
on their farms to the highest possible animal welfare standards
that aren’t always guaranteed elsewhere. They ensure that
animals lead comfortable lives and are given all of the necessary
care and attention.
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