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 Brazil, Sri 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.
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.