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'What's the Beef?' A Horsemeat Round Table Discussion

Eryl Powell-Cardiff Food Council, Sarah Germain-Fareshare Cymru, John Thomas-Penrhiw Farm Organic
Tuesday 14th May 2013 - 5:30pm
Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building

Please join us and our panel for a horsemeat round table discussion hosted by the Food Studies Group, the School of Planning and Geography and the Sustainable Places Research Institute.

The horse meat scandal has brought to the table important questions of transparency and provenance of the contemporary food chain, as well as the different roles of the actors involved in it, from producers to processors, retailers and consumers.

This crisis is fuelling a myriad of debates around the sustainability of the food chain as well as conversations on access to healthy and affordable food. In this round table, we will explore the origins of this scandal and its subsequent impacts, paying special attention to the Welsh context.

In this framework, the participants will discuss the contemporary challenges and opportunities we are facing in the quest to build more socially just and sustainable food systems. Please join us in this necessary and timely debate.

The event will be chaired by Terry Marsden (Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning; Director of PLACE).

The panel consists of: