As Australia’s first Fair Food Week begins, the concept’s popularity has surprised its organiser, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA).
Fair Food Week events span the week of 19-25 August. Native cocktails and canapés, free food at Seymour Market, food swaps, food growing workshops, tours, talks and events for local government are just some of the opportunities on offer.
“It’s a national food mobilisation. We started planning Fair Food Week a couple months ago and we’re amazed by the diversity and number of events “, said AFSA spokesman, Nick Rose.
“It’s a crowdsourced week that relies on the initiative of citizens, their organisations and small business to create events that fit our message of fair access to good food for all, an abundant future for Australia’s farmers who produce what we eat and the sovereignty of free choice over the foods we want as the eaters of that food.
“We organised this first Fair Food Week because Australia’s food economy is changing in ways that do not always benefit farmers, our food processing industry or eaters”, said Dr Rose.
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