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.