Malmö has set itself a target that all the food procured by the city and served in schools, hospitals and other City of Malmö institutions and venues will be organic by 2020.

Malmö's commitment to being an all-organic city is part of its 100% sustainable purchasing policy, approved by the city assembly in 2010. The policy states "everyone in Malmö has the right to good food". This is turned into a practical objective by adopting Sweden's 'eat S.M.A.R.T.' model which combines health and environment goals "without increasing costs".

Gunilla Andersson, project manager at the city's environmental strategy division, said in a discussion at last month's Nordic Organic Food Fair that Malmö is already 40% organic in its food purchasing and this year will spend €8 million on organic food and drink on behalf of city institutions.

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