A retrospective public health analysis of the Republic of Ireland's Food Harvest 2020 strategy: absence, avoidance and business as usual

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Tara
dc.contributor.author Cronin, Mary
dc.contributor.author Sage, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-24T14:28:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-24T14:28:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, T., Cronin, M. and Sage, C. (2017) 'A retrospective public health analysis of the Republic of Ireland's Food Harvest 2020 strategy: absence, avoidance and business as usual', Critical Public Health, 28(1), pp. 94-105. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1293234 en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.volume 28
dc.identifier.issued 1
dc.identifier.startpage 94
dc.identifier.endpage 105
dc.identifier.issn 1469-3682
dc.identifier.issn 0958-1596
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3832
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09581596.2017.1293234
dc.description.abstract The concept of an Ecological Approach to health and including Health in All Policies warrants inter-sectoral and transdisciplinary collaboration to improve health determinants and reduce health inequities. Agriculture policies, which greatly influence food production and its environmental impacts as well as food availability and dietary consumption, are therefore of interest to public health. Increasing rates of non-communicable diseases linked to diets containing high levels of processed foods, increasing numbers of households unable to access nutritious food and the environmental consequences of the food system are amongst the major health challenges of today, both globally and in Ireland. In 2010, Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries published Food Harvest 2020 a roadmap for Irish agriculture for the subsequent decade prepared against a backdrop of rising diet-related ill-health and increasing environmental concerns. This article critically analyses the process of consultation and stakeholder involvement in the development of Food Harvest 2020 from a public health perspective. Publically available documents including submissions to the Food Harvest 2020 consultation process were the primary source of data. This study highlights a distinct absence of public health representation in the process, an avoidance of some key public health challenges and the dominance of a ‘business as usual’ approach. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09581596.2017.1293234
dc.rights © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Critical Public Health on 01/03/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/ 10.1080/09581596.2017.1293234 en
dc.subject Public health policy en
dc.subject Agricultural policy en
dc.subject Policy process en
dc.subject Food industry en
dc.subject Diet-related health en
dc.title A retrospective public health analysis of the Republic of Ireland's Food Harvest 2020 strategy: absence, avoidance and business as usual en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mary Cronin, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mary.cronin@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2018-03-01
dc.date.updated 2017-03-14T15:51:10Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 387999483
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Critical Public Health en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mary.cronin@ucc.ie en


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