Here is an article I wrote in February this year after I watched the Fair Food documentary for the first time. During Fair Food Week this October The Food Coop Shop & Cafe will be doing another screening of the documentary and I will be on the discussion panel afterwards – it would be great to see you there!
What did you eat for lunch today? What ingredients did it compose of? Do you know where those ingredients came from? Who produced them? How were they treated or processed? How and where were they grown?
I would like to share with you four of the main points I took away from the evening:
Understanding the origin of our food has many benefits:
Encourages individuals to purchase fresh food from Farmer’s Markets which directly supports local farmers rather than large cooporations that hold a monopoly over the industry.
Helps people make informed choices about the food they are consuming and the impact it has on their health
Inspires people to grow their own produce
Increases respect for land and an awareness of environmental impact
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance