A few cities around the world have adopted Food Charters to set out how organisations and individuals will work together to develop and promote sustainable, healthy local food systems.
They recognise that food can be a powerful driver of positive social, economic and environmental change, improving lives and protecting the planet.
In County Durham we are taking a countywide approach and this Food Charter forms the backbone of a Sustainable Local Food Strategy for County Durham.
The success of the Charter and Strategy depends on the active support of a wide range of institutions and individuals. As a start, sign up to this Charter and display it in your organisation, and make a commitment to doing one new thing in support of the stated aims.