Great Food Debate comes to North Devon

The Great Food Debate comes to North Devon this Thursday (September 19).

The Great Food Debate comes to North Devon this Thursday (September 19). - Credit: Archant

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THE North Devon Great Food Debate comes to Woolsery Community Hall on Thursday.

It is part of a national series of events to engage the public on the complex and controversial issues of food supply, and is hosted locally by Woolsery WI.

The free event starts at 7.30pm, with all welcome. It will see speakers from different parts of the local food industry address issues from food consumption and the influence of supermarkets to environmental challenges, and the key role of UK farming.

People will have the chance to ask questions and the debate will be followed by the opportunity to sample food from local producers.


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The National Federation of Women’s Institutes Great Food Debate campaign has prompted a number of such events across the country.

“The WI is a charity that has always campaigned on issues that matter to women and their community and what could be more important than a safe, sustainable and nutritious food system,” said Jan Ashworth, Woolsery WI president.

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“The challenges that face us, with an increasing population and limited resources, are complex.

“This event aims to offer an opportunity for North Devon, where food production and the rural economy is such an integral part of many people’s lives, to have its say in this major global issue.”

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