Food

Key Objectives of the Food Group

  • To educate people about the benefits to the environment and to their own health and wellbeing of growing their own food.
  • To support and promote the growing, production and retailing of local foods.
  • To highlight the problem of food waste both in food retailing and in the home.
  • To encourage community spirit by shared involvement in projects promoting these aims.

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LOCAL FOOD

We support:

Incredible Edible Wilmslow – “replanting unloved plots in Wilmslow town centre with herbs, fruit and vegetables for everyone to enjoy”

STOPPING FOOD WASTE

Annual food waste from UK households, hospitality and food service, food manufacture and the retail and wholesale sectors amounts to around 12 million tonnes, valued at more than £19 billion.  For every two tonnes we eat, another tonne is wasted.

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) was set up in 2000 to promote sustainable waste management. “To safeguard UK food we need a step-change to increase sustainable food and drink production and consumption, conserve resources and combat climate change”. Dr Richard Swannell, Director of WRAP sustainable food systems.

The Real Junk Food Project  was set up in December 2013, to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill.   Their manifesto is “to feed bellies, not bins”. Their ‘pay as you feel’ cafes are springing up across the country.  See what Manchester is doing here

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