International conference 2009

The future of food

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1
12 November 2009

Addressing the global food challenge

The world’s food systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Against a background of ‘the perfect storm’ of climate change, water and fossil fuel depletion, population expansion and the shrinking area of agricultural land, new models of sustainable food systems are urgently needed - business as usual is not an option.

Conference programme with audio highlights

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Session 1 - The Food Crunch: How serious is it?

Professor Bob Watson, Chief Scientist DEFRA, followed by international panel perspectives and Q&A Morning Keynote: Patrick Holden, Chief Executive, Soil Association: How do we deliver a food system that is economically and environmentally sustainable

Session 2 - Who's responsible for change?
What is the role of government, civil society, industry, and individuals? 

Session 3 - What are the alternatives and how do we support innovation in the food system?

Vandana Shiva [MP3, 6.6Mb] followed by expert panel speeches and Q&A

Evening session

Fireside chat with Eric Schlosser interviewed by author and journalist, Felicity Lawrence [MP3, 20.9Mb]