FOOD THINKERS, 2014-2015: A continuing series hosted by the Centre for Food Policy, City University London
This series is an opportunity to engage with people who play an active part in food policy-making. They have been invited to talk about their work and how they see the world of food policy. The purpose of the sessions is for us to hear what the speakers say, to understand their motives, their view of the world of food, any lessons they have learned, etc. The talks are about 30 minutes, followed by up to 60 minutes of questions and answers. They will be recorded and made available on the Food Research Collaboration website. The focus is on engagement and questions. The sessions are chaired by Prof Tim Lang.
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The sessions that have already taken place are:
27 October 2014, 2 pm Graham Riches – ‘Wasted food for surplus people. Food Charity or Food Justice?’
21 January 2015, 4 pm Rob Harrison – “Consumer Campaigning in the 21st Century”
4 March 2015, 4 pm Andy Fearne -“Sustainability: whose line is it anyway?”
22 April 2015, 4 pm Corinna Hawkes– “Connecting with the food system”
30 September 2015, 4 pm Mark Lawrence, Deakin University– “Rethinking evidence use for food and nutrition policy”
28 October 2015, 4 pm Simon Capewell, University of Liverpool– “Can we quantify the benefits of healthy food policies?”
11 November 2015, 4 pm Ben Richardson, University of Warwick– “Capital Appetite: The Political Economy of Sugar Consumption”
18 November 2015, 2 pm Hannah Brinsden, World Obesity Federation– “The role of civil society advocacy in the modern world of food and health”
2 December 2015, 4 pm Robin Ireland, Health Equalities Group– “Translating Local Action to National Policy”
26 October 2016, 4 pm Tim Lang- “First it’s exit the Corn Laws (1846). Then it’s Brexit (2016). Now what?”
23 November 2016, 4pm – August ‘Gus’ Schumacher Jr. ‘Food as Medicine: Nutrition Incentives and Veggie Prescriptions’
7 December 2016, 4pm – Brian Kelly-“Brexit – Can we go it alone in food law”
1 February 2017, 4pm – Regional Food Thinkers Seminar with Jane Dixon
15 February 2017, 4pm – Jonathan Jones-“Dysfunctional regulation of GM crops; scope for improvement post-Brexit?”
Watch this space for more information.