We’re proud to have signed up to the Good Food Charter, organised by Good Food Oxford (GFO) and last week we welcomed Nina Osswald, GFO’s Coordinator, to FarmED to discuss how we can work together to support the network’s aims to promote fairer, healthier and more sustainable food.
The charter includes the following goals - which are good for the planet, good for people and good for community:
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions at all points in the food cycle, from field to fork
Supporting practices that preserve and enhance ecosystems and promote higher animal welfare
Committing to cut packaging and food waste, and increase recycling and composting
Ensuring all people have access to affordable, healthy and tasty food, regardless of income
Helping people gain and pass on the knowledge and skills to grow, cook, eat and enjoy food
Demanding that all food workers receive a fair wage, and work under safe, fair conditions
Encouraging a diversity of local, independent shops and enterprises that provide jobs and livelihoods
Providing space for food growing projects that promote good health and community spirit
Bringing people together to celebrate Oxfordshire’s regional food heritage and our diverse food cultures
‘GFO works to support organisations in and around the city and across Oxfordshire to improve our food system,’ says Nina Osswald. ‘We’re always looking to catalyse new initiatives and collaborations and we’re very much looking forward to working with the team at FarmED.’
Photo shows: L-R Sophie Wilkinson, FarmED Event Coordinator; Nina Osswald, GFO’s Co-ordinator; Ian Wilkinson, Founder of FarmED.