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Today is World Food Day – The Right to Food for All!

Posted in Events, Models, Movements, Research by Ferne Edwards on October 15th, 2007

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 “Right to Food”.

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 – “Stuffed and Starved” 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.

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