Last weekend, people across Europe - at
60 events across 19 countries – gathered for picnics, cooking workshops, farm
visits, protest marches and much more. United by a shared drive to change our
food system to make local, sustainable food affordable and available for all,
and support the small-scale sustainable farmers that feed us, the actions came
as part of the #GoodFoodGoodFarming
days of action. Here are some of the highlights from
what Friends of the Earth groups got up to...
Around Dijon, Les Amis de la Terre
Côte D'or brought local and organic food to around a thousand people over
32 different events and activities, including food tastings, farm visits,
composting workshops, and much more.
In Galicia, Aragon and Madrid, local
Amigos de la Tierra/Friends of the Earth Spain groups set up public picnics of
local, ecological and vegetarian food, showing passersby it's possible to eat
well without meat.
Volunteers from Friends of the Earth
Malta joined a weekly farmers' market in Ta 'Qali on Saturday 27th October,
engaging people at the market in discussions around local food, and how we can
change the food system to make local, sustainable food more accessible and
affordable for all.
The event was covered in the nightly TV
news - video here
NOAH/Friends of the Earth Denmark and
Ungdom NOAH/Young Friends of the Earth Denmark brought people together for the
'Future food – give peasants the floor' event, where participants picked and
cooked local food.
On October 27th, more than 100 people
gathered in the southeast of The Netherlands to learn more about sustainable
agriculture. They enjoyed excursions to farms, plenary speeches, documentaries
and workshops, with reforming the EU's Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP) a key topic. And they made the local TV news too!
Supported by the European Union
Denmark, France, Malta, Netherlands, Spain