Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion, took part in the ‘Let’s Talk about Food!’ event at the Morlan Centre on Monday 13th February and spoke about the importance of food education from an early age and the benefits of locally grown produce.
The event, which was organised by Aber Food Forum in collaboration with Cynnal y Cardi, gave local residents the opportunity to discuss their food issue concerns, as well as to hear about local food production, reducing food waste and sustainability, healthy eating and much more.
Speaking after the event, Mark said:
“I was glad to have the opportunity to speak at the ‘Let’s Talk about Food’ event. Food is such an important part of everyone’s lives, yet is rarely discussed in detail. Learning about food and its production is something that is vitally important if we are to have a healthy attitude towards it.
“With a rise in diet related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, it is more important than ever that we teach people about food and its importance from an early age.
“Here in Ceredigion, we have a history of producing great local food, which can be seen through the number of farmers markets and award winning produce. Having a strong local food production industry helps encourage a healthy attitude towards food, and this is something that we must encourage as much as possible.”