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Roundtable discussion on Island’s food supply to be held tonight

The Sustainable Development Roundtable will this evening host a public conversation about the stability of the Island’s food supply.

The roundtable discussion, called “Our Food Supply: How Sustainable Is It?” will feature local experts including farmer Carlos Amaral, distributor Ed Sousa and economics lecturer Craig Simmons.

Charles Brown, Director of the Sustainable Development Department, said the discussion will help to shape future policies to maintain or improve the quality of life on the Island.

“We will hear from a grocer, from a distributor, from a farmer and from members of the public so we can identify what must we get right and what we must ensure remains in place to maintain our food supply,” Mr Brown said.

“The possibility of Bermuda being fed solely by locally produced food has passed. We expect full shelves at the supermarket, but when we need soy milk we can’t exactly just go to farmer Joe down the road. We have a wide variety of experts, and the public, so we can bring together all perspectives and present a holistic view on food supply matters.”

The discussion, moderated by Sherry ‘Sherry J’ Simmons, is scheduled to begin at 7pm at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium at CedarBridge Academy and end at around 9pm.

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Published September 29, 2011 at 10:08 am (Updated September 29, 2011 at 10:07 am)

Roundtable discussion on Island’s food supply to be held tonight

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