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Food Chain Campaign Event

FOOD CHAIN CAMPAIGN (Planet sustainable food production) 5th October

A free event to discuss the food chain has been organised at Wyeside, Builth Wells on 5th October 2009, starting at 7:30pm.

All summer, Friends of the Earth groups have been working locally on our Food Chain campaign - successfully linking British factory farming to South American deforestation. To continue the great work we are holding a tour taking Sergio Schlesinger, a Brazilian expert on the damaging impacts of soy production, on tour in communities around the UK to speak alongside British farmers and local politicians, further cementing our campaign among the public and politicians.

Our Food Chain Campaign seeks to bring about a revolution in the way that livestock is produced in this country.  A large portion of the food supply chain’s environmental damage is a result of deforestation in South America where land is cleared to grow soy for European factory farms. We want to make it economically viable for farmers to replace these feeds with home-grown alternatives and support sustainable farming systems, both in the UK and in South America.

The FREE event will take place on 5th October 2009 at Wyeside, Builth Wells 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tea and coffee will be provided FREE. Alongside our South American speaker we will have the local MP (if available) and Dai Davies NFU Cymru’s president.  Mr Davies will speak from NFU Cymru’s perspective i.e. the Welsh farming industry’s position. The international speaker will be covering the impact of soy expansion, describing the situation on the ground; the local MP will be speaking on the topic from a political perspective depending on their agenda. There will be a question and answer session of 30 to 40 minutes. The event will finish at 9pm. For further details contact Janine, Heart of Wales Friends of the Earth coordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01597 870039

 

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