Eating organic, local and in-season food can contribute to a sustainable and healthy world, included as part of practical advice for the IF Campaign
07 June 2013
The Soil Association is working with the national IF campaign to the highlight the positive impact of choosing organic, local and in-season produce.
Emma Hockridge, Head of Policy at the Soil Association said; “Our eating choices have a direct impact on people across the world. Organic and other agroecological farming systems can help the world feed itself and have benefits for the environment. The IF campaign calls on us to ‘think and plan our food’ to help address issues of global food security. This includes choosing organic, local and in- season products, thinking about food waste and cutting down on meat dairy.”
The Soil Association works with organic farmers across the globe. Ric Bowers, International Organic Consultant based in Uganda said; "Organic systems can provide an easy answer for many farmers throughout the developing world. I am currently working with a group of farmers in Uganda, involving them in crop trials and decision making which is resulting in increased yields of sweet potatoes, among other things. The additional yield provides food security, much needed cash for health care & education.”
The ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ campaign is a coalition of over 100 organisations warning that in a world where there is enough food for everyone, the scandal of children growing up hungry also imposes a grave economic burden on the developing world, costing £78 billion over the next 15 years.
The IF campaign is holding a massive event in Hyde Park on 8th June to call on David Cameron and other G8 leaders to end world hunger: http://enoughfoodif.org/g8/london
For press enquiries contact the Soil Association press office:
Natasha Collins-Daniel, Press Office Manager – 0117 914 2448 / 07827 925380
Holly Black, Digital Communications and Press Officer – 0117 314 5170
- Enough Food for Everyone IF is a coalition of 100 organisations and counting which have joined together to campaign for action by the G8 on the issue of global hunger. The last time we worked together at this scale was for Make Poverty History. Now that the G8 group of world leaders are returning to the UK, we are demanding they take action on hunger. 2013 won’t be the end of hunger, but it could be the beginning of the end. Join us at www.enoughfoodif.org