Friday, 4 March 2016

Interested in a fairer food system? Bring your NGO 07/03 #PLENTY #ScotFoodCoalition

There's a new coalition in Scotland working for a just transition to a new food system.

UNISON is hosting a workshop on Monday, 7 March, at which the Scottish Food Coalition will launch a new report, 'PLENTY'. A few places remain for interested NGOs and networks across all sectors.

PLENTY: Food, Farming and Health in a New Scotland describes a food system that is environmentally sustainable, socially just, and delivers high levels of wellbeing. It sets out the vision, makes the case for change, and some steps for getting there. 

The Scottish FoodCoalition has come together in recognition that the problems in our current food system are interconnected and cannot be changed by focusing on a single issue.

We’re convinced transformational change of Scotland’s food system offers tremendous opportunities. We could be happier and healthier, living in a more equal society with a more resilient economy, and a thriving natural environment too.

You’re warmly invited to join other organisations and stakeholders involved in issues related to the food system for an afternoon workshop on the 7th of March, focused on the following questions:

What would a socially and environmentally just food system look like?

What would we want to see in a Food, Farming and Health Act for Scotland?

How can we work together more effectively in the time ahead?

We’ll hear from various participants in the coalition what transformative change in the food system might look like, followed by small-group work to help us join the dots between the different issues that matter to us. They are all urgent, and all related. We’ll then make a start at shaping up our policy recommendation and asks. 

We’ll also be launching PLENTY, the vision document we’ve been writing collectively over the past months.

The event is on Monday 7th March, 14:00 -16:30 at UNISON House, 14 West Campbell Street, GLASGOW G2 6RX.  After the workshop, you’re welcome to join us for drinks at The Old Hairdressers around the corner.

Please RSVP by e-mailing Bella Crowe at 
For more information visit the website: 

UNISON's Food for Good Charter and Briefing

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