The program for the South Australian Food Convergence, From Plains to Plate: the Future of Food in South Australia is released today. To be held at Uni SA’s City West Campus from 10-13 February 2010, From Plains to Plate will bring together community, business and government to strengthen South Australia’s food systems in the face of intensifying environmental, social and economic challenges.
“With climate change, water scarcity and the possible peaking of world oil supplies, there are serious questions being asked about the environmental sustainability of our highly industrialised food and agriculture system,” said event coordinator Joel Catchlove.
“Questions about the sustainability of our food system are matched by questions of justice, fairness and health, as we see that more than a billion people worldwide now go hungry while in our own communities we see increasing incidence of diet-related illnesses,” said Mr. Catchlove.
“From Plains to Plate provides a crucial opportunity to explore these questions and to work together to build a just and sustainable food system,” Mr. Catchlove said.