Today is World Food Day – The Right to Food for All!
Today, October 16th is World Food Day, a day coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This years theme is the â€œRight to Foodâ€.
Stories about food – on issues of hunger, urban agriculture, food miles, water and carbon costs, food security and sustainability, etc – are welcome to be posted on SustainableMelbourne.com to raise awareness of this issue in the media. To post a story simply email fedwards @unimelb.edu.au or visit the “Contribute a post” tag at the top of SustainableMelbourne.com.
Food related stories that have been submitted on SustainableMelbourne.com include:
Review – â€œStuffed and Starvedâ€ book launch by Raj Patel
Model & Local Action – Farmers Market Newsletter, October
Local Action – Announcing the Growlocal initiative
Local Action & Resource – Spring Seed Swaps/Website/Newsletter
Research – Food Miles in Australia: A preliminary study of Melbourne, Victoria
Resource – Melbourne University Up Close Podcast – Genetically modified (GM) crops: the wheat from the chaff
Model – The Westgarth Fruit and Vegie Collectives User Manual
Local Action – Ethical Consumer Group meetings and movies
Resource – Presentations and Evaluation now available from the Cities Feeding People Conference
And more! Simply click on the ‘Food‘ tag to see what’s happening around food issues in Melbourne. On a larger city-scale and international basis, also check out the SustainableCitiesNet.com blog for more food examples.