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Food Sovereignty Week

by on Oct.21, 2011, under Uncategorized

Food Sov­er­eignty Week — Starts 24th Octo­ber : Spe­cial Interest Stor­ies daily

This week we will be bring­ing you a selec­tion of talks from Lon­don and Brighton about food sovereignty

For the first time in human his­tory, over a bil­lion people have been offi­cially clas­si­fied as liv­ing in hun­ger. This record total is not a con­sequence of poor global har­vests or nat­ural dis­asters. Hun­ger on this scale is the res­ult of a global eco­nomy in which hun­dreds of mil­lions of small farm­ers, fish­er­folk, pas­tor­al­ists and indi­gen­ous people have faced ruin through the hijack­ing of the global food sys­tem by large agribusi­ness and food retailers.

Together with its part­ners in BrazilSri Lanka and Mozam­bi­que, and in the wider move­ment of La Via Campes­ina, War on Want is com­mit­ted to the altern­at­ive model of ‘food sov­er­eignty’, an approach to the food crisis that pri­or­it­ises people’s right to food, agro-ecology and a global food sys­tem free of cor­por­ate control. 

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Featuring in Eco Shows this week — Brighton Eco Fair

by on Sep.19, 2011, under Uncategorized

Brighton & Hove Eco Energy is host­ing an Eco Energy Fair on 15 Octo­ber at the Brighthelm Centre. The event will help the people of Brighton & Hove to be bet­ter informed about how they can man­age their energy require­ments more effi­ciently. The exhib­i­tion will be open from 10am – 4pm and there is a pro­gramme of short talks and inform­a­tion ses­sions, which are free to vis­it­ors. Entry fee is £3, £2 con­ces­sions. We have four speak­ers con­firmed on the pro­gramme. They will be talk­ing about renew­able energy and giv­ing people some hints and tips to live a more energy effi­cient life­style. At least twenty exhib­it­ors will be exhib­it­ing their products and ser­vices which are all designed to edu­cate vis­it­ors or help them to make informed energy choices.

Exhib­it­ors include energy com­pan­ies, envir­on­mental char­it­ies and Brighton-based busi­nesses. This year, we are short of volun­teers to run the event. If you would like to help, please come to our next meet­ing this Tues­day 20th Septem­ber, at 7:30PM, in the foyer of the Old Ship Hotel.

For more inform­a­tion, visit the Eco Energy Fair web­site:

www.ecoenergyfairbrighton.org.
uk

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