Tuesday, September 28, 2010

World Food Day Conference in Margate - 16th October

World Food Day 2010
On Saturday, October 16, the Isle of Thanet celebrates its fourth annual World Food Day.
The event, which is observed throughout the world, aims to raise awareness of the food challenges faced by millions of people. The theme for this year’s event is “United Against Hunger”.

As in previous years, Margate’s Winter Gardens will host the event, which Thanet Fairtrade Initiative hopes will provide an interesting, entertaining and inspiring occasion to celebrate food from a local and a global perspective, with a special focus on Fairtrade products, local produce and healthy eating.

Attractions on the day will include cookery demonstrations, food tasting, local produce, food displays, craft and trade stalls, information stands and local artists, plus much, much more.

Youth groups will be invited to attend global workshops in various rooms at the venue, while this year’s event also features an international climate change conference, with speakers from the World Wildlife Fund, the World Development Movement, the Fairtrade Foundation, the Associated Country Women of the World, among others.

Conference and workshop attendees will join stallholders and other members of the public in the Main Hall for an overview of the day at 3pm, followed by South African singers and dancers who will bring the whole event to a close at 4pm.
World Food Day is sponsored by The Co-operative and Thanet Earth and is supported by Thanet District Council.

Full deatils at http://www.thanetfairtradeinitiative.org.uk/

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