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#COVID19 has opened a window for transformative change in #foodystems:
"COVID has provided an opportunity for socio-economic transition. We should not be looking to 'go back to normal' but taking this opportunity to restart-to decide on and put into place ways we can improve...
...the #sustainability of our lifestyle, including but not limited to, reducing #greenhouse #emissions, ways to adapt to the inevitability of #climatechange and ways to transform our #economy from #growth, #consumerism and reliance on overseas products to an economy...
...with increased domestic manufacturing of essential products, and #sustainableagriculture, to support a #healthy #egalitarian, not polarised, society. Why not pursue the dream? #Marketgardening used to be a part of our society and often when I was a child in #Sydney we would...
...go out on a weekend to the market gardens on the outskirts of the city to get #fresh #fruit and #vegetables. Many of these were originally run by the Chinese community. These outskirts are now #suburbia....
When I lived for some years in #Wellington in #NewZealand, locals relied on the market garden area to the north in Otaki to buy vegetables, fruits etc. #Farmersmarkets are a commendable later development and these provide fresh product to urban dwellers...
These can be supported by #localgovernments. A change in attitude in our society could bring back fruit and vegetable production within reach of urban centres, so fresh product is available to urban areas...
Distribution systems for fresh product warrants review as it is ridiculous to for example take fresh fish from where it is caught to a fish market/distribution centre where it can be bought and shipped back to the coastal town where it was caught...
The same distance shipping requirements apply to fresh fruit and vegetables. The #monopoly #supermarket purchasing/ supply impacts on product quality - small local fruit and vegetable operators are preferable., even if prices are higher."
These are the experiences & perspectives of one of the 1250+ respondents to our #PandemicGardening survey. What do #ediblegardening & #sustainablefoodsystems mean to you?…
@WePublicHealth @EatWellTasmania @we_eat_local @JacquiWebster3 @SAKGF @AustComGardens
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