Edible Edinburgh – Sustainable Food Cities Network
Edible Edinburgh has been selected as a founding member of the new UK-wide Sustainable Food Cities Network launched in August, 2013. The Network will enable cities to learn from each other and work together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of their city.
The Sustainable Food Cities programme - led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - will invest one million pounds in using healthy and sustainable food to address some of today's most pressing social, economic and environmental problems including obesity, food poverty and climate change. As a founding member, Edinburgh will get a chance to be one of six cities to receive funding to become a model Sustainable Food City.
Ben Reynolds, Network Director at Sustain said:
"With more than eighty per cent of us now living in urban areas, people in towns and cities can have a huge impact on our food system. What we grow, buy, cook or throw away can not only improve the health and well-being of our families, but also protect our countryside, wildlife and precious marine life, while improving the livelihoods of people on our doorstep and millions of miles away. The Sustainable Food Cities programme will help local communities to make that happen."
For more information visit the Sustainable Food Cities website.
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