What the Food?


The #WhatTheFood campaign: explained

So, you might have seen the hashtag #WhatTheFood surfacing across Slow Food Youth Network Scotland’s social media and at our events, maybe you’re wondering – what do we mean by it?

For us, at SFYNS, we love to get people who are interested in food (and where it comes from) together; to investigate, to learn, have fun and to simply enjoy food! #WhatTheFood is a way of encouraging more people to come on this journey with us, both in person at our special events, and online via our social media campaign.

Through our #WhatTheFood campaign we aim to create opportunities for people to ask questions and learn more about the food system in a social, informal and fun environment. Across the year, we are running a series of events providing insight into how food is grown, processed, sold, distributed, engaged with and eaten in Scotland. In doing so, we hope to encourage everyone to ask questions about our food system, how we got to where we are today and what future we might want for our food.

The #WhatTheFood event series kicked off with a film screening of Food Inc. back in January 2016 and has continued with a visit to Pilot Brewery in March 2016, where we explored the question “What’s the fuss about artisanal beer?”.

After a bit of a gap, our next #WhatTheFood event will be all about sugar, in September. Watch this space for further details!

Some of our other possible #WhatTheFood questions/event themes include:

  • Can urban agriculture really feed us?
  • Can you ever make money as a restaurateur?
  • Is gluten really bad for you? Why is artisan bread more expensive?

SFYNS will also be asking some #WhatThe Food questions at Slow Food Edinburgh’s stall at the Edinburgh Food Festival, as they showcase the best of Scotland’s food over 5 themed days.

Tweet us @SFYNScot with your #WhatTheFood questions –we’d love to hear from you!


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