Edible Edinburgh: a Sustainable Food City
'Edinburgh is a city where good food is available for all, making for healthy people, thriving communities and a sustainable environment'.
The Council is part of Edible Edinburgh, an initiative which aims to inspire, motivate and connect everyone across the city in developing new relationships with food, choosing healthier and tastier options and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits for the whole community.
The group is currently considering feedback on a consultation exercise which was designed to engage everyone in the city in the debate about our food. Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City examines a broad range of issues from food poverty to climate change impacts, access to land for growing, training for employment in the food sector and the support needed to enable everyone to play a part in changing our food systems and culture for the better. It will form the basis of a sustainable food strategy for the city. Actions will be prioritised through established community planning processes. Potential early actions for the strategy might involve mapping city food activity; establishing or improving existing information networks; developing a city food charter; hosting an annual community food festival, etc.
For more information about Edible Edinburgh, contact the Carbon, Climate & Sustainability Team.
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