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Local Food Launchpad Launch Presentation Rachel Carey

Dr Rachel Carey, from University of Melbourne's Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL), on the key issues and challenges of Melbourne's food system and the opportunities in developing innovative responses through the Local Food Launchpad with City of Melbourne.

Local Food Launchpad is a seven week accelerator program for products, services, programs, social enterprises, campaigns or community projects that contribute to improving Melbourne's food system and growing Melbourne's food economy.

Local Food Launchpad applications close Friday 22 July. Find out more and apply at

Presented at the Local Food Launchpad launch event on Tue 28 June 2016.

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Local Food Launchpad Launch Presentation Rachel Carey

  1. 1. Melbourne’s food system: challenges and opportunities Dr Rachel Carey 2016 Local Food Launchpad, 28 June 2016
  2. 2. Improving Melbourne’s food system Source: Increasing food production in the City of Melbourne Increasing opportunities to purchase local and regionally produced food
  3. 3. City of Melbourne Food Policy Source: City of Melbourne (2012) Food City
  4. 4. Issues: food availability and access Source:
  5. 5. Issues: Melbourne’s food waste Source: Sheridan et al (2016) Melbourne’s foodprint:What does it take to feed a city? Around 40% of Melbourne’s household rubbish is food waste But most food waste happens earlier in the food supply chain
  6. 6. Issues: Melbourne’s foodbowl Werribee Yarra Valley Baw Baw Bacchus Marsh Surf Coast Mornington Peninsula
  7. 7. Paving over Melbourne’s foodbowl
  8. 8. Food production in the city
  9. 9. 2 & 5 in Norlane, Geelong • A social enterprise • Aims to address improve access to affordable, healthy, sustainable food • Market garden • Sustainable approach • Internships & training
  10. 10. Bringing local food back to the city Source: Queen Victoria Market
  11. 11. Healthy school lunches Source: Sorghum Sisters • How could you make healthy, local food more available in schools? • Address social inequity? • Create employment? • Connect children to local farms? • And ensure the farmers are fairly paid?