As a part of a ‘Living Communities’ theme, the Cornish Diet campaign calls for 80% of all food served on Cornwall Council owned or run premises to come from Cornwall by 2012. This would include a clear long-term development path so that growers and producers can find and access potential future markets in the public sector.
The campaign is being spearheaded by Joanie Willett, the Mebyon Kernow prospective parliamentary candidate for North Cornwall. She said:
“A lot of emphasis has been placed on getting individuals to buy locally, but it’s time that the public sector got on board too. Cornwall Council is ideally placed to lead the way. All schools and Council offices should source their food from Cornwall. We want a commitment from Cornwall Council that they will do this by 2012.”
There is an online petition available to download here