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MyLocalFoodE event in Tenerife – sustainable tuna production and consumption

MyLocalFoodE event in Tenerife – sustainable tuna production and consumption

MyLocalFoodE is the initiative of FoodE to promote the dissemination of sustainable urban agriculture practices across the European continent. In the context of MyLocalFoodE initiative, from 23 to 26 May 2022, the Institute of Social Research and Tourism (ISTUR) at the University of La Laguna (ULL) organises a series of events on the Spanish island of Tenerife to teach its students more about local fish production and consumption and to permanently introduce local tuna into the menu of the University canteens.

Every year the world harvests more than 7 million metric tons of tuna and tuna-like species, accounting for about 20 percent of the value of all marine captured fisheries. This is no surprise considering that tuna is rich in omega-3, minerals, protein, and vitamin B12, among other benefits.

MyLocalFoodE event in Tenerife will educate ULL students about the sustainability and health benefits of tuna and will introduce local fish in University canteens.

On  May 17th, the event will be announced by Presidents of the Cabildo and ULL. Before the festival ISTUR will organize a training session with a renowned chef focused on the University canteens, cooks and managers, involving also other local actors. Related to the festival, the ULL, together with partners, will organise a video competition on local fish recipes, that will end after summer.  During the event, students and staff will be able to enjoy tasting menus at the university canteens.

The goal of the event is to educate young students about the local treasure – tuna and introduce local tuna to the menu of the University. Click here for more information and to visit the event page!

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