Sustainable foods: knowing, thinking doing

27 November 2020, 7.30 PM - 27 November 2020, 9.00 PM


Join our researchers for a fascinating discussion that could shape the future of how we eat.

About this Event

Is eating organic better? Is going vegan an environmentally friendly option? And how can we make farming more effective? In this panel event, our postgraduate researchers will consider how we can re-imagine our food systems and our relationship with food.

It is well documented that our current global food system is unsustainable causing unacceptable environmental impacts, while more than 820 million people do not have enough to eat and almost 3 billion are classed as overweight. A healthy, affordable and environmentally friendly diet for everyone will require a radical transformation of the system.

Taking perspectives from research in biological sciences, human geography, policy, and law, this event will ask: How can we collectively contribute to a sustainable food system? What impact can individual consumers make? What perceptions and attitudes will need to be challenged? And are there already examples locally and globally that we can learn from?

Chaired by the Cabot Institute for the Environment, the panel will include postgraduate researchers:

• Eleanor Haines, Economics, Finance and Management

• Sophie Hammond, Biological Sciences

• Selene Valerino Perea, Policy Studies

• Yentyl Williams, Bristol Law School

This event is hosted by the Cabot Institute for the Environment and the Bristol Doctoral College.

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