Keyword – Food Democracy
Dr. Rachel Reckinger and Norry Schneider co-authored an article for Forum, discussing Food Policy Councils, which have become increasingly popular in European cities and certain regions over the past decade. More specifically Reckinger and Schneider (from CELL, the Center for Ecological Learning Luxembourg) have initiated the creating of the first food policy council at a national level, in Luxembourg.
The article, written in German, can be found here
The article discusses how Food Policy Councils function, both legally and logistically, and how they create dialogue between politics, administration, producers, distributors, and consumers, with the goal of strengthening regional food supply. Specifically, a national food policy council would aim to be:
• A platform on which the local actors in food supply can voice their interests;
• A participatory think tank with all affected actors in the food system, including administration and politics;
• An initiator of developments in the food system with the goal of optimising food supply.
Read more on the topic here