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Festival to highlight importance of food miles

Annual celebration of local produce takes place this weekend

The importance of food miles and waste management will be among the topics to feature at this year's Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival.

The event takes place at the Villa Marina this weekend, showcasing the range of produce available on the Island.

Activities on offer include beer tasting and a hot dog eating competition.

Speaking on Manx Radio's Countryside programme, Lucy Verdon from DEFA insisted there was a serious side to the festival too:

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