Talking about Food - Skye Climate Action

24 November 2022, Starts: 10:00, Ends: 12:00

Thursday 24 November  10.00 - 12.00   online 
and at the Hebridean Inn, Broadford

From the Skye Climate Action November newsletter

Talking about food
We had another lively meeting at The Hebridean Inn, Broadford on October 27th to talk about the food system in general and as it applies to Skye.  These conversations were started by Skye Climate Action and the Highland Community Waste Partnership.  They are open to anyone with an interest in food from its production to waste management – including, of course, the eating. 

We know that the food system is an important contributor to climate change and in turn, is threatened by changes in the climate. More than this, the current industrialised food system has caused great damage to the environment and biodiversity AND is often bad for our health.

We talked about how eating convenient, ultra-processed (and often ultra-packaged) foods affects physical and mental health, the challenges of switching from an unhealthy diet to a healthy one, and the struggle to afford good food. 

These conversations are useful for learning and sharing ideas, and the aim is start doing things to improve the quality, availability and affordability of food in our area.   Participants talked about how to encourage healthier eating, grow more food locally, tackle food poverty and manage food waste.  Ideas are developing for education and support to prepare food (adults and children), community cooking and sharing, and making healthy ingredients more readily available. 

Many of the recent scientific reports on the climate crisis highlight the role of the food system and make recommendations for radical change for planetary health.  Happily, what’s best for our bodies is often good for the planet – and often, for the pocket.  We need a food revolution! 

The next meeting will be on Thursday November 24th, 10-12 a.m. at The Hebridean Inn.  Come along, or join by Zoom.

Contact Fiona Gallie at the Highland Community Waste Partnership for more information and the zoom link.



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