EATING CITY WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY 2017
We'll do our best to give a useful contribution also in 2017 !
Historically, food has been a pivotal factor in the political construction of Europe, as Common Agriculture Policy has been one of the pillars of the European Union. Therefore, as food and drink industry is the largest EU manufacturing sector in terms of turnover and employment, it is not a utopia to think that sustainable food systems could become major assets of the Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth... (read more)
After the pulses in 2016 the United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development:
"This decision follows the recognition by global leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that “well-designed and well-managed tourism” can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainable development, to job creation and to trade." (source UNWTO)
Read the whole UNWTO press release
No doubts food systems are concerned as food greatly contributes to the promotion of sustainable tourism.
The interconnection between food and environment is no longer disputed. But it was not that way 15 years ago. We hope it will take less time to address this new boundary line.
"I imagine a day when we don't have to state the obvious interconnection between food and health -- that it just is."
Such common sense statement on food and health interconnection is behind the webinair "the future of food & health" describing the situation in New York City, hosted last december 15th by KK&P, watch the webinair
Main Street Project’s Chief Strategy Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin’s vision is largely presented within the ACRES USA Eco-Ag Conference Session Titled: People, Nature and Agriculture: “In the Shadow of Green Man”.
Main Street Project, partner of our 2 past summer campus, introduces the book : "In the shadow of Green man" featuring a tiny and wise Guatemalan folk character.
As Chief Strategy Officer of Main Street Project, Haslett-Marroquin’s focus is on the development of multi-level strategies for building regenerative food and agriculture systems that deliver social, economic and ecological benefits.
Watch the conference
A joyous and peaceful holiday season....