Eating City Platform
Eating City is a multi-year program of activities, launched in 2010, established by the Consortium Risteco, Terre Citoyenne, co-funded by the CLM foundation for Human Progress in Paris, and locally, for each of the different events, by other public and private partners. The aim of the program is to create opportunities of international meeting, to elaborate case studies and a series of publications with concrete proposals useful for public and private decision makers working upstream and downstream of the food chain and also for food industry and food service.
Eating City’s contribution: In the specific context of the opportunities and challenges faced by Alternative Food Systems the potential effect of Sustainable Public Food Services needs to be underlined. We often speak about the leverage effect of Public Food Services in the terms of its dimension. If considered as a whole, it is legitimate to consider it as the largest European restaurant : 90 million meals are served daily within social food services, 1 European citizen out of 5 or 6 are concerned daily.