In 2016, the Brussels Region launched the Good Food strategy. The underlying idea? Develop and support actions for environmentally friendly local food production, valorising local and seasonal products, reducing waste and meat consumption. The goal? Grow into a more autonomous food supply city thanks to the principles of a circular economy.
Since its inception, Good Food has conquered a place in our lives and on our plates, with a positive social, economic and ecological impact, for a more sustainable development of the capital. In other words, there is more and more Goof Food in Brussels!
Some key figures:
We went from 16 to 32 professional urban agriculture projects
Every year 600 tons of unsold food are collected and redistributed through the supported projects = 1.2 million rescued meals can provide food for 1,000 people for 1 year
10 out of 11 Brussels social grocers offer fresh fruit and vegetables, 4 of which regularly have bio-organic on the shelves
The canteens in Brussels are constantly offering more organic products (+ 48%). They have also reduced food waste by 8.4% and the portions of meat on the menu have decreased by 10.2%
A total of 55 restaurants and 49 canteens carry the Good Food label, where no fewer than 24,000 meals / day are distributed
100 jobs were created between the end of 2015 and the end of 2018
Since 2016 there are more than 100 new vegetable gardens in schools
70% of the schools organized a Good Food promotion in the last 2 years
More than 10,000 citizens received training through cooking workshops, participatory projects, workshops, etc.
Discover all the details?
Brussels Environment and Brussels Economy and Employment, the initiators behind the Good Food strategy, bundled the results in an inspiring brochure (in French or in Dutch) in which you can become acquainted with the numerous experiments, best practices, projects and other leading initiatives.