On Wednesday night we launched our brand new FOOD MANIFESTO at the Melting Pot Edinburgh, with delicious food served up by Cookie Scotland from Glasgow, including Neep Fritters, Mackerel Pate on Toast, Spring Green Frittata. The design for our manifesto was done by Euan at D8 in Glasgow.
Thanks to everyone who has offered advice to the work including: Professor Annie Anderson, Patrick Mulvany (Practical Action), Jo Hunt (Nourish), Andy Wightman, Donald Reid (The Larder), Sascha Grierson, Laura Stewart (Soil Association), Douglas Watson (SAOS), Justin Kenrick (H350), Bill Gray (Community Food & Health), Kate Campbell and Eve Keepax (Eco Schools), Robin Gourlay, Joanna Blythman, Peter Brown (QMS), Pat Abel and others. We’d really like your feedback and thoughts and we’ll be creating opportunities for this to happen, but please leave comments below.
The manifesto is the culmination of five years action research in Fife and beyond, trying to get an understanding of how food can be part of restorative practice across health and well-being ecology and community. We intend to discuss these ideas over the coming months with as wide a group as possible, hold them up to scrutiny and explore ways they can be brought to life through collaborations, existing and future legislation. We list our top twenty ideas to change the way we eat, then give some more detail on the top ten.
The purpose of the manifesto is to try and help build a food culture in which communities can begin to take charge of creating a better food system. We propose ‘food sovereignty replacing ‘food security’ as the guiding principle of our policy, and explore the opportunities for collaborative gains between the agendas of community food and health, affordability and sustainability.
The policies are ordered in four themes: low carbon communities, culture & education, health & wellbeing and innovation & enterprise. [If your browser cannot read the SCRIBD file below go here instead]
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