International flavour to successful Fife food event

There was a big turnout at the Food Revolt in Kinghorn
There was a big turnout at the Food Revolt in Kinghorn

AN INTERNATIONAL food event hosted by an award-winning project in Burntisland has been hailed a big success.

The Fife Diet - which is now Europe’s largest local food movement - held a ‘Food Revolt’ conference on November 12 in Kinghorn Community Centre.

Organisers brought together activists, researchers and people interested in transforming the food system as well as speakers from Ecuador, Spain and Austria who looked at the wider implications of the food movement.

There were also workshops, and goods for sale from Chiapas, Mexico and Malawi.

Mike Small, founder of Fife Diet, said: “Food Revolt was our biggest event ever with a sell-out crowd of 220 coming to discuss plans for changing the food system.

“We had food stalls from Fair Trade groups such as Burntisland’s Food for Thought, Malawaian rice from Just Trading and Palestinian olive oil and other goods from Zaytoun.

“We had great contributions from the Austrian group who have set up a sister project to the Fife Diet there, and from Spanish food activist, Daniel Lopez.

“It was great that Kinghorn, a small town in Fife could be host to an international gathering like this.”