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Your visions – Sustainable Food Futures from the Sustainable Cities Round Table / Future Melbourne Forum, 31 October

Posted in Events, Sustainable Cities Round Tables, Visions by Ferne Edwards on November 7th, 2007

Below are comments collected from the most recent Sustainable Cities Round Table / Future Melbourne Forum, 31 October 2007. The theme for the evening was “visioning sustainable cities“. In addition to a marvelous range of high quality presentations, we invited the audience to participate by commenting on what they thought we important aspects for a sustainable future. The categories for commentary were sustainable food, energy, education, aging and health, mobility and communication, water and waste. We also welcome additional comments about what you think are important aspects for visioning sustainable cities. Please submit your comments in the box below.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD

“More rooftop and community gardens located throughout the city. We can use this as one tool to integrate nature into the city.”

“The real cost of all types of food production/ distribution.”

“Food sustainability = ingredients + mileage + water use/ availability + packaging ++++….. Ie. Rice should not be from Australia!”

“Food – presented by farmers.
Food – presented by supermarket operation.
Food – presented by dietician (what is a good diet and what does this mean for
agriculture?)”

“Get serious about doing a rooftop garden and food production system throughout the CBD as a pilot and employ me to do it”

“Incorporate food mileage on labels.”

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