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Call for food 'self sufficiency'
Food
Patrick Holden is calling for islanders to ask where food is grown

The Director of the Soil Association in the UK, Patrick Holden was brought to the island to give a talk on self sufficiency in staple foods.

He was brought to the island by 'Slow Food Jersey' and said that its up to individuals to protect the future of local food.

"When you go shopping ask where the food has come from.

"If you know it could be produced in Jersey insist that it should be sourced from there" said Patrick Holden.

I think that is very relevant for Jersey because an island needs to have a policy of self sufficiency for its staple food.
Patrick Holden

He went on to say that just doing that would "deliver a far reaching change" but went on to say that it is really about "individual consumer loyalty to local producers of our staple foods."

Patrick went on to say that, although they campaign for a sustainable system of production on a planetary level, it is just as much about sourcing food from where we live.

"Our system of productions based on living within our planetary means to address climate change.

"But also deriving a greater percentage of our staple foods from as near as possible from where we live.

"I think that is very relevant for Jersey because an island needs to have a policy of self sufficiency for its staple food," said Patrick.

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