Sustainable Food Cities Network
Throughout the UK, pioneering communities at every scale - from individual institutions through to entire city-regions - have recognised the key role food can play in dealing with some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social dislocation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems, but also a vital part of the solution.
The Sustainable Food Cities Network is an alliance of public, private and third sector organisations that believe in the power of food as a vehicle for driving positive change and that are committed to promoting sustainable food for the benefit of people and the planet. The Network aims to help people and places to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice in all aspects of sustainable food.
And it is not just for cities. Any community can get involved - from a village or town to a district, county or region.
These web pages highlight some of the key facts about our current food crisis; present a set of principles that reflect the breadth of critical food-related issues; and signpost to some of the resources, initiatives and organisations that can help places to act.
For more information on the Sustainable Food Cities Network, please contact Tom Andrews at the Soil Association on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0117 314 5165.
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Cities, towns and other places showcase what they are doing. The capability to communicate direct through forums will soon be in place.|