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A Woolton Pie from Cambridge Sustainable Food
A Woolton Pie from Cambridge Sustainable Food

City wants silver award

Cambridge is aiming to earn a silver award as a sustainable food city.

Thanks to the work of Cambridge Sustainable Food, it already has a bronze award but the city council hopes to work with partners to move Cambridge to the next level.

As part of its work, the council has announced a new sustainable food policy and a food charter which pledges to: ■ Ensure all people regardless of income have access to nutritious, affordable, sustainable food

■ Help people increase food-related knowledge and skills

■ Support workers in the food industry

■ Encourage a diverse range of independent food enterprises

■ Bring people together to celebrate culinary diversity

■ Support community food projects, and

■ Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and increase recycling and composting

Sam Dyer, food partnership coordinator for Cambridge Sustainable Food, said: “It’s fantastic that the council has adopted this new policy. We’re excited to be working alongside the council to address issues such as food poverty and environmental impact. By combining our efforts we will be able to achieve even more than we are already doing.

“We look forward to Cambridge being a Sustainable Food Cities silver award holder.”

The council will also carry out future work including developing a water bottle refill scheme around the city.

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