The Great Food Conundrum; Health vs Sustainability
Here is the audio for Emma Strachan’s update, and the slides:
and Dr Christian Reynolds’ audio and slides.
Audio of the debate is here.
The next Think Tank is on the 2nd of May at 6pm. The seminar is free – but please book
Main presentation and debate with Dr Christian Reynolds, University of Sheffield
Food that’s good for us is often bad for the planet, but food that’s local and ‘green’ may not provide an adequate diet. Add the issues of cost and taste and you soon have a major challenge
Christian Reynolds is a Research Fellow (N8 AgriFood project) at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, and an adjunct Research Fellow at the Barbara Hardy Institute for Sustainable Environments and Technologies, University of South Australia. Christian’s research examines the economic and environmental impacts of food consumption; with focus upon sustainable, healthy and affordable diets; food waste; and the political power of food in international relations
Come and share your concerns, ideas, suggestions and experience
Leeds Local Food Infrastructure: Progress Towards a Strategic Approach
Leeds Food Partnership Steering Group
This year the Independent Food and Drink Academy (IFDA) will deliver the IFDA Forum 2017, as series of four events will take place across the City. The events have been carefully designed by Thom Hetherington and will provide the sector with a holistic, dynamic learning experience, hearing from some of the UK’s sector experts.
The first of four IFDA Forum events, we will start with taking a look at Leeds Food and Drink sector.
What are Leeds’ USPs and who or what are the key organisations or individuals in the local food and drink ecology? Where is Leeds going, what does it need and where are the opportunities for food and drink entrepreneurs?
It is too easy for regional cities to become introspective and inward-looking, so for Leeds to build on its strengths it must be honest about its limiting factors, aware of its strengths, open to opportunities, and it must benchmark against comparable cities at home and abroad look to outside voices for inspiration and innovation.
Date: Tuesday 25 April
Venue: The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
After the event the lobby will be open for drinks until 11pm.
This event is free to members, please enter your code once you have selected the ticket.
To become a member and get all four events for free, please visit the IFDA website.
Sustainable Food Cities and Sustain invite you to join their webinar which will take place on Friday 12th May at 2-3.30pm. You will be able to hear from and ask questions on how Council local planning policies impact on the creation of new food growing spaces. Hull Food Partnership will explain how they went about getting a food growing policy in their Local Plan. The webinar will also include a case study of a new development in Leeds and you will hear how having a policy in Kensington and Chelsea helps the parks service find space for growing.
Chair: Ben Reynolds, Sustain
Speakers: Alizee Marceau, Sustainable Food Cities; Hilary Hamer, Food4Hull; Gillian Morgan and Leah Lazer, Sustain
Amid increasing food safety concerns in a country peppered with food scandals, Shanghai is establishing a food tracking system, helping regain consumers’ faith in China’s food market.