Can a National Food Strategy create sustainable food cultures?

Futures for Food 2021: Can a National Food Strategy create sustainable food cultures?

Join the FoodCiTi (Food Culture in Transition) research team to explore and debate the topics of food systems and culture.

Part 2 of the National Food Strategy for England is due in early 2021. Henry Dimbleby is leading the first independent review of England’s food system for 75 years. His team aims to create a strategy that will deliver safe, healthy, affordable food, regardless of where people live or how much they earn. But can food policy and strategy really change the way we produce, buy and eat food in this country?

Our panel of experts are well-placed to debate the need for food policy in general, the role of England in a global food system and the potential for a national food policy to create meaningful change.

Read up about the National Food Strategy here: https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/approach-2020/

Panelists and short bios

Tim Aldred, Head of Policy at the Fairtrade Foundation

Lisa Jack, Professor of Accounting and lead for the FoodCiTi Research Group at University of Portsmouth

Molly Scott Cato, Professor of Green Economics at Roehampton University and former MEP for the UK Green Party

Rosalind Sharpe, Director of the Food Research Collaboration (FRC) at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London

Hamish Renton (Moderator), Managing Director at HRA Global

Programme

14:00 - 14:05

Event Etiquette and programme

14:05 - 14:15

A warm welcome and introduction to FoodCiTi - Prof Steve Fletcher and Prof Lisa Jack

14:15 - 15:10

Panel discussion - National Food Strategy and how it will shape our food culture and industry

15:10 - 15:15 BREAK

15:15 - 16:00

Breakout Sessions

1- Food Traceability and AI (Edward Smart, James Flynn)

2- Packaging, Sustainability and Waste (Nicholas Ford, Katie Roselaar)

3- Food for Thought: Learnings from COVID (Laurel Forster)

15:00 - 16:15

Closing remarks

Joining Instructions

We will hold this event on Zoom. Full joining instructions and the Zoom link will be sent to you by email near the time.

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