Sustainable Food Conference attendees 2019

Sustainable Food Cities Can Join Up Local and National Food Strategies – a Powerful Force for Change

By Kath Delmany, Sustain

Sustain's chief executive Kath Dalmeny reflects on the positive impact of the Sustainable Food Cities network, and the opportunities to join up local action with the new National Food Strategy. This is a transcript of the opening address that was given at the Sustainable Food Cities national conference in Newcastle, June 2019. She responded to a film from former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, who talked about the sustainable food cities movement internationally, and the gravity of the work that needs to be done (visit the Sustainable Food Cities conference write-up to view the film). Sustain's chief executive Kath Dalmeny responded: It is so good to be with you all today. I think the Sustainable Food Cities conference is one of the most important food system gatherings of the year. It’s like an enormous wedding, with all the people and initiatives you love in one...