Food Action Month – October 2015
October has been established as the Food Security Month of the European Year for Development 2015. With this opportunity, the Global Education Unit of Future Worlds Center is making a call for action – FOOD ACTION!!
A variety of activities are planned to take place during October and beginning of November. 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.
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Press Conference “STOP THE SQUEEZE: Make Orange Juice Fair” – SUPPLY CHAINGE
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 on October 15th at 18.00, at Skali Aglantzias, aiming to inform the media, other interested stakeholders and the public about the situation in the Orange Juice supply chain, support the petition and add all our individual voices in promoting more sustainable super market supply chains.
15th October 2015: Public Discussion “Squeezing oranges in Brazil: social and environmental sustainability in the world's biggest producer and exporter” – SUPPLY CHAINGE
A public 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, 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 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.
17th October 2015: Cooking with Future Worlds Center
Two traditional food making workshops will be realised in collaboration with Utopia Collectiva, on Saturday 17th of October, at 48 Areos Street in Nicosia, as part of the EU-funded project Map Your Meal (www.mapyourmeal.org).
The first morning workshop will take place from 11:00-14:00, where children will prepare and create the traditional dish of “koupepia” under the guidance and expertise of the older generations, and a second afternoon workshop will take place from 16:00-19:00, for adults who will be preparing the stuffed vegetables dish.
18th October 2015: Local Food Fair– MAP YOUR MEAL
A Local Food Festival is organised within the framework of the Map your Meal project, at Europe Square in Larnaca, from 10.00 to 17.00, on Sunday the 18th of October. The Local Food Fair will involve various local producers who whilst promoting their products, will be providing information to the public about the methods and the potential hardships of their labour, with the overall aim to promote the local market. Several interactive activities for children will be conducted in order to raise their awareness on sustainable production and consumption. The fair is organised in collaboration with the Centre for the Promotion of Traditional Products and Nautilus SAR.
9th November 2015: Panel Discussion “The Impact of Local Alternatives within the Globalised Food System – Can we achieve a sustainable path?"
Within the frame of the project “Map Your Meal”, GEU is organising a panel discussion entitled "The Impact of Local Alternatives within the Globalised Food System – Can we achieve a sustainable path?", which will be held on November 9th, 2015 from 9.30- 13.00
The discussion aims to explore how local community-based agricultural initiatives can impact the global food system, within the framework of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, it will give the opportunity to participants to discuss and reflect on how citizens and communities can get involved in contributing towards more sustainable food production and consumption patterns.
The event will feature expert speakers in the field on food security, and alternative food systems, with the aim to gather recommendations on the topic, which will then be shared to all relevant policy makers.