I have lodged my bill calling for the Right to Food to be enshrined in law.

The proposed ‘Right to Food (Scotland) Bill’ will incorporate the human right to food into Scots law and crucially require a body to oversee and report on the delivery.

Through the passing of the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Act, a Scottish Food Commission will be tasked with overseeing the delivery of the Good Food Nation plan. My proposal would extend this Commission’s powers to be responsible for reporting on and overseeing the implementation of the Right to Food.

I am delighted to submit my Right to Food Bill. Access to food is a human right, but it is currently being denied to too many people in Scotland. Now more than ever, we need to make the human right to food a reality, enshrined in law.

Food poverty is a chronic issue that harms so many people. At a time when the NHS is under real strain; the health, social and economic costs of poor diet are increasing meaning action is already urgent.

It is simply wrong that, in Scotland today, children are going hungry, and people are suffering from malnutrition.

My Bill would ensure access to healthy, nutritious food is a human right, underpinned and reinforced by a commitment in law.

To take this Bill forward and get it debated in the Scottish Parliament over the next month I need to get support from at least 18 MSPs from across at least two political parties.

You can help make sure that this important issue is debated in the Scottish Parliament.  Use the Scottish Co-operative Party’s tool which allows you to write to all of your MSPs asking them to support my Bill.