Last night at the Wheeler Centre, Sally Warhaft, writer Maria Tumarkin, food writer Richard Cornish and Oxfam Executive Director Andrew Hewett discussed our modern food fetish and how our growing obsession with food might be better harnessed to address the malnutrition experienced by so many on our planet.
In many ways Food For Thought is a good introduction to one of the topics to be covered at RMIT’s Global Shifts Conference, where Fair Food’s Marketing & Community Engagement Manager, Eleonore, will be participating in a panel discussion on the topic From Paddock to Plate: food is leading the revolution.
Fair Food and other CERES Social Food Enterprises are all about harnessing a growing preference for truly good, local & fairly traded food to develop a healthier, happier and more sustainable food system. But before we go off and share our experience of running an ethical food delivery service in Melbourne, we’d like to know what you think?
Some questions you might like to consider:
Do you think most people’s good food choices represent a conscious decision to live by progressive social and environmental values?
Or are social entrepreneurs & enterprises simply getting better at harnessing the market opportunities presented by our changing food culture (or fetish?) to make a positive social contribution?
Do you think the current food culture revolution is being driven mostly by a moral panic about our modern diet and lifestyle? Or is there evidence of a general social and environmental awakening afoot? Does it matter?
Do you feel like you’re part of a Fair Food Movement?
Feel free to add your comments below.