Thats why the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance are bringing together communities, social entrepreneurs, creative individuals, smart food businesses and even local government across Australia to celebrate the work of Australia’s fair food pioneers – the women and men doing the vital work of creating a fairer food system for all of us.
[quote author=”- Nick Rose”]”It’s a new national event, Fair Food Week”, said Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance spokesman, Nick Rose, “Just as a non–hybrid tomato seed grows into a juicy, tasty and enjoyable vegetable, so too will Fair Food Week grow to become a celebration of all that is good with our food system and a source of examples on how we can remake our old, tired and unfair food system into something fairer… into something better for all Australians.”[/quote]
Across the country during Fair Food Week there’s a wonderful diverity of events that will attract, intrigue and entertain you: food forums, food workshops, food films, farmers’ fairs, food swaps, community garden and farm tours.
“What we call’fair food’ is food that is produced in ways that are fair to all and that guarantee nutritional health to everyone in Australia’s food supply chain – Australian farmers, Australian food processors, small to medium size food retailers and, most importantly, we who eat the products of these enterprises”, explained Mr Rose.
“Fair food that the farmer has been paid properly for and that is sold through a retail system that is not dominated by the supermarket duopoly that controls 80 percent of Australia’s grocery sales, but that is sold through a truly free market that includes thriving small to medium food businesses to give us – Australia’s eaters – authentic true choice in what we buy and where we but it.
“It’s good, healthy and tasty food that all Australians have access to irrespective of their income and where they live. This includes Australians living with disability, illness, those living on a government allowance, such as pensioners, and those in remote indigenous communities… the more then five percent of our people who presently live with an insecure and unhealthy food supply”.
Fair Food Week will highlight the fresh, innovative ideas found in the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Peoples’ Food Plan, Australia’s first crowdsourced policy directions document and the result of democratic, consultative forums held across the country.
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