Making Food Fair -
Can we balance food access with sustainability?
Wednesday 9th Febuary 2011, at Manchester Town Hall.
A free and public event with a panel of experts in organic and sustainable food discussing what are often seen as conflicting issues in the food system.
How do we balance the need for affordable food locally with
the health, environmental & welfare costs of the conventional food system?
the rights of local and global food producers to earn a living wage?
Get the facts, take part in the debate and get inspired with some great practical examples.
Agenda for the evening:
5.45 Welcome by Monty Don - President of the Soil Association.
5.50 Prompt start, housekeeping & introductions to the speakers by Kath Dalmeny, Sustain.
6.00 First speaker: Tim Lang - Professor of Food Policy, City University London.
Discussing: Problems with our present food system.
6.20 Second Speaker: Deborah Doane - Director of World Development Movement.
Discussing: The real cost of food – a global perceptive.
6.40 Third Speaker : Julie Brown – Founder & director of Growing Communities.
Discussing: Can sustainable food be accessible?
7.00 Questions and answers chaired by Kath Dalmeny.
7.20 Rounding up and ways to get involved.
For a write up of the event and to listen to the speakers please visit: http://kindling.org.uk/making-food-fair-2
This event is being organised by The Kindling Trust and Unicorn Grocery with the support of the Soil Association. This event is free to attend and open to the public. It is part of the Soil Association's annual conference.