Sustain: The Australian Food Network and partner organisations announce it will postpone 2020 Food for Thought Festival events due to COVID-19 and risk to public health.
Food for Thought Festival organisers announced today that it will postpone its 2020 Food for Thought Festival, scheduled for March 19 -23 in the Great Southern Region due to the uncertainties raised by the spread of COVID-19 globally. “Our first priority is the safety of members, delegates and the local community attending the festival. While the efforts to control the virus are increasing rapidly, the risks remain, and the lockdown on travel in and out of the EU and USA is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. International keynote speakers have had their travel to the event cancelled due to implementing their fatal risk protocols and we are doing this with the full agreement of FFTF partners in the Netherlands, USA and nationally.” said Festival Director Evelyn Lee Collin. It is better to move the Food for Thought Festival beyond the short-term uncertainties with proposed dates to be confirmed over the coming weeks. Our local, national and overseas colleagues have worked very hard to deliver this event and we are committed to the Food for Thought Festival in the Great Southern Region, and we look forward to announcing the rescheduled date as soon as possible.