People's Food Plan - join the Conversation

When: Tuesday the 9th of October

Time: 6.30 to 8.00pm.

Location: Level 2, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Cost: Free

 

The Federal Government has undertaken to develop a national food plan for Australia out to 2050.

The plan claims to “foster a sustainable, globally competitive, resilient food supply that supports access to nutritious and affordable food.” Instead it is highly geared to promoting the interests of corporatised industrial agriculture and large scale food retail, paying lip service to sustainable alternatives. It down-plays the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change on our food system.

Beyond Zero Emissions has made a submission to the National Food Plan green paper, pointing out its weaknesses with respect to climate and proposing alternatives.

People's Food Plan conversations

Also in response to the green paper, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance is coordinating the development of a People’s Food Plan.

The People’s Food Plan provides an alternative bottom-up, community-led vision for Australia’s food future, which acknowledges the destructive nature of large scale agribusiness. It seeks sustainable alternatives and re-orienting the food system so the over-riding objectives are human health and well-being, as well as dignified livelihoods for food producers and sustainable environmental outcomes.

As part of building the people’s food plan community, organisations are running People’s Food Plan conversations around Australia in the months of October and November.

Beyond Zero Emissions is involved in this process through our work on the Land Use Plan and will be hosting a People’s Food Plan Conversation at Kindness House on Tuesday the 9th of October at 6.30 till 8.00pm.

People interested in discussing these ideas are most welcome to join us in starting the conversation. The event will be facilitated by Adrian Whitehead from the BZE Land Use Team.


National Food Plan

Take a look at the National Food Plan and note closing date for submissions is September 30th 2012.