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FOOD TRANSITION MONTH
Published on 10/05/2021
The Food Transition Month is taking place from 22 September to 22 October 2021. This provides a chance to consider the food we eat with the help of visits, cooking workshops, conferences and debates, tasting sessions, etc.
On the menu : considering what we put on our plates
This is the aim of the Food Transition Month. Various cooking workshops, debates, festive events, conferences and farm visits are included in the programme of this annual event targeting the entire sector, from the field to the plate. Modes of production, transport, consumer habits, the management of food waste, etc. Who are the farmers where you live? Where can you buy local products? How to cook seasonal fruit and vegetables ? How to avoid food waste ?
The Food Transition Month addresses both the general public and professionals. It seeks to support changes to food behaviour, to promote more environmentally friendly practices for farmers and to help local authorities develop short distribution chains for their catering services.
The Inter-Territorial Food project (PAIT) on the burner
Eating better, healthier, organic and local food while respecting the work of farmers: this is the aim of PAIT, the Inter-Territorial Food Pact in the Grenoble area led by the Metropole and various partners: Pays Voironnais, Grésivaudan, Grenoble City Council, Trièves, Isère Chamber of Agriculture, etc. To achieve this, reflection and cooperation is carried out across a number of fields: farming, consumer habits, collective catering and consumption by the Metropole and other local authorities, associations and companies in the Grenoble basin.
The goals include producing as much of our food as possible within the region and democratising access to healthy, local food for all sectors of the population. The first concrete measures of the Inter-Territorial Food Pact have been set up in the following two areas :
• Support for implementation of the Egalim law (food equality) in collective catering and in particular in school canteens.
• Follow-up of the application of the Egalim law regarding the needs in terms of farming production.