Food Security Month: SUPPLY CHAINGE
Within the frame of the European Year for Development 2015, and the October Theme for Food Security as established by the European Commission, the Global Education Unit of Future Worlds Center is organising several activities, establishing this month as Food Action Month.
All activities organised aim to raise awareness among citizens of all ages, about the global interdependencies and injustices, the need for more sustainable food systems as well as the relationship between producers and consumers, through exploring the origins of our food, their individual components, and their socio-economic and environmental impact.
15th October 2015: “Squeezing oranges in Brazil: social and environmental sustainability in the world's biggest producer and exporter” – SUPPLY CHAINGE
A panel discussion entitled “Squeezing oranges in Brazil: social and environmental sustainability in the world's biggest producer and exporter” is organised in Cyprus on October 15th at 18.30, and will be held at Skali Aglantzias. The Panel Discussion is organised within the framework of the SUPPLY CHAINGE project and the Speaker tour, which will take place in October in Greece, Italy, Malta and Cyprus.
The panel discussion will address the Human Rights violations and environmental damage in orange juice production, based on the research study by the SUPPLY CHAINGE Campaign, which aims to uncover the deliberate infringements along European orange juice supply chains. The panel will feature an Expert Speaker from Brazil.
Press Conference “STOP THE SQUEEZE: Make Orange Juice Fair” – SUPPLY CHAINGE (Date and location to be announced)
With the opportunity of the Speaker Tour and the study published entitled “SQUEEZE OUT: Behind the orange juice business”, as well as the launch of the Europe-wide Petition “STOP THE SQUEEZE: Make Orange Juice Fair”, Future Worlds Center is organising a Press Conference to invite media and other interested stakeholders to learn more about the situation in the Orange Juice supply chain and support the petition and add all our individual voices in promoting more sustainable super market supply chains.