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Irish Public invited to Food Sustainability webinar

WO Media Team 15:48 17 Feb 2021


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Irish Public invited to Food Sustainability webinar ahead of the UN Food System Summit

World Vision Ireland and the Chefs’ Manifesto are inviting the public to an Independent Dialogue Good Food for All – Ireland’s Role in Sustainable Food Systems ahead of the UN Food System Summit. The Independent Dialogue is a webinar which will focus on ways to improve and transform food systems, to make them sustainable. Anyone interested can contribute to this conversation, and the findings of this dialogue will be compiled into a report and submitted to the UN Food System Summit – a great opportunity to have your voice heard! The Independent Dialogue will take place online on 23rd February, 19.00 – 21.00 GMT.

World Vision Ireland emphasised that inequality, malnutrition, hunger, and obesity are on the rise, and that it is more important than ever to rethink food systems - the way food is produced, transported, and consumed. The humanitarian charity said that food systems affect human health, the environment, the economy, and culture. The UN Food System Summit seeks solutions and strategies to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each of which relies on healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable food systems. The Summit calls on key players from diverse backgrounds to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems.

“World Vision believes that a hunger-free world is possible,” said Maurice Sadlier, Programmes Director at World Vision Ireland. “The world is producing food at a fast pace, yet 1 in 6 children in developing countries are underweight. It is time to transform the ways food is produced and used. We are delighted to host this Independent Dialogue and offer space to participate and contribute in this important process.”

This Independent Dialogue will focus on Ireland’s role in sustainable food systems. It will look at how to increase the availability of nutritious food, making food more affordable and reducing inequities in access to food; how to eliminate wasteful patterns of food consumption; and how diets can transition towards more nutritious foods that require fewer resources to grow and transport. A panel of experts will frame the evening with valuable impulses that will guide the discussion followed. This is a great opportunity for the public to have a say and contribute to this report.

“It is such an important conversation to have,” adds Conor Spacey from Chefs’ Manifesto. “Our food system is broken, and it takes many people with great ideas to come together and offer solutions. The UN Food Systems summit is open to all voices and is an opportunity to share ideas and practises to achieve the 17 SDG’s.”

You can register here for the event: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/good-food-for-all-tickets-139931052545?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

For more information visit: https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit

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