VicHealth funds VEIL Food Supply Scenarios Project

VicHealth has funded a VEIL-led consortium to investigate whether challenges to food production and increasing accountability for the environmental impacts of our food (as carbon and water prices become commonplace) could impact on Victorian menu planning and our ability to access a healthy diet.

These questions that will be explored in a new research discovery project funded by VicHealth and undertaken by the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (at the University of Melbourne), Deakin University and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems with Victorian Government partners including the Department of Planning and Community Development.

This project will develop a range of scenarios to explore how our access to a healthy diet is affected by different combinations of: unpredictable and uncontrollable external conditions; and our chosen pathways for developing sustainable and secure food supplies.

Scenario workshops will be held in Melbourne in November 2009.