The Slow Food Community for Regenerative Food Systems in Skåne actively campaigns for a sustainable food system in the upcoming EU elections

14 Mai 2024 | English

Transformative Events to Advocate for Sustainable Food Systems and EU Elections Participation

 In the framework of Slow Food latest campaign “Feed the Change”, aimed to elevate the importance of the transition towards sustainable food systems in the upcoming European Elections, EU citizens will be concretely involved in many events taking part in various EU countries. These events are organized with Good Food Good Farming, a civil society alliance that campaigns for sustainable food and farming across Europe. They have launched a Europe wide awareness campaign to  mobilize citizens in each Member State to vote for a progressive EU that can reform our agrifood system.

Over the month of  May the Slow Food Community for Regenerative Food Systems organizes two pivotal actions aimed at fostering agroecology, sustainable farming practices, and informed participation in the upcoming EU Elections.

On May 15 the Agroecology Day at SLU Alnarp will be a vibrant gathering featuring a delectable tasting of Scanian/Swedish products represented in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Complemented by a thought-provoking conference on agroecology, the event will bring together esteemed academics, passionate students, local food producers, and dedicated food activists. Participants will delve into discussions on advocating for good, clean, and fair food systems through active engagement in the EU Elections, bolstered by the dissemination of educational materials.

In addition, on May 19 a group farm visit to the The Culinary Farm in Rugerup, Skåneoffering attendees a first-hand insight into the impact of EU policies on farming practices. Through dialogue with producers, they will explore avenues to advocate for sustainable food systems via our vote in the EU Elections.

“My mission is to inspire chefs and food lovers to cook with local and sustainably grown produce, while appreciating the freshness and the flavour that our short season offers. It’s not just about the taste; it’s about strengthening our connection with the source of our food and adopting a more seasonal and sustainable diet”, comments Saba Nazarian from The Culinary Farm.

With the European Elections just around the corner, Slow Food is therefore committed to ensuring that sustainable food and agriculture take center stage in the political discourse. Food is not just sustenance; it is a fundamental pillar of our society, impacting our health, environment, economy, and social equity.

Through “Feed the Change”, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of EU politics for food and agriculture, and advocate for policies that promote sustainable food systems, support local farmers, and ensure access to healthy and nutritious food for all Europeans. We believe that by putting food at the top of the EU agenda, we can create a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable future for Europe.

At the core of our campaign lies a Manifesto crafted for the upcoming EU elections, in which we outline five key political priorities to address the pressing challenges facing our food systems and the environment. These priorities will serve as a framework for our advocacy efforts and engagement with policymakers, as well as a guide for EU citizens on voting day.

In the coming weeks, we will be organizing a webinar (May 28) on the importance of the EU elections for the future of food, in collaboration with the Good Lobby. We’ll also be engaging with political stakeholders to amplify our message and mobilize support for meaningful change. Additionally, Slow Food’s network will be spearheading local initiatives across Europe, to further promote our campaign’s objectives at the grassroots level.

Together, let’s make food a top priority in the European Union and work towards a future where everyone has access to Good, Clean and Fair food.

For more information about our campaign and how to get involved, please visit our dedicated web page.

Practical information:

When: May 15 and May 19

How: Both events are open to the public but registration is required.

Register for the May 15 event at this link:

Register for the May 19 event at this link by emailing [email protected]

Where: SLU Alnarp in Lomma, Sweden and The Culinary Farm in Rugerup, Sweden

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