Sustainability Focus 2015
9 February 2015
Sustainability Focus 2015
Get involved in a debate about the future of our food
What does a sustainable food future really mean and how do we make it real? That's the question being tackled in the University's Sustainability Focus debate.
Taking place on Thursday 5th March 2015, 'The future of our food - what needs to be on the menu?' will be a lively and engaging debate that will explore the issues of how to create a sustainable food future.
Jointly hosted by the School of Planning and Geography and the Sustainable Places Research Institute it will bring together a range of academics and practitioners from the food sector to consider the opportunities and challenges facing our food system and how do we make sustainable food a reality.
The event will be chaired by Dr Roberta Sonnino, School of Planning and Geography, and the following speakers have been confirmed so far:
- Katie Palmer – Public Health Wales – Sustainable Food Cities Co-ordinator
- Dr Ana Morgaues Faus - School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
- Sam Holt – Eggseeds, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Farming and Countryside education (FACE)
- Dr Jeremy Segrott - Research fellow in Public Health, DECIPher, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Professor Terry Marsden of the University's Sustainable Places Research Institute said: "The world's food production systems face a great balancing act. To meet different out needs, it must simultaneously produce far more food for a population expected to reach about 9.6 billion by 2050, provide economic opportunities for the hundreds of millions of rural poor who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, and reduce environmental impacts, including ecosystem degradation and high greenhouse gas emissions.
"Here at the Sustainable Places Research Institute we are working on sustainability issues in locations all around the world, some in relation to food. Our leading researchers will bring their knowledge and cutting-edge research to what we hope will be an informative and entertaining event."
The debate is held on Thursday 5th March 2015 as part of a series of event across the University focusing on sustainability (23rd February – 6 March 2015) which aims to showcase world-leading research and give staff, students and the wider community a chance to contribute to discussions on the subject of sustainability.
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. The debate starts at 6.30pm (drinks reception from 5.30pm) in Committee Rooms 1 and 2 of the Glamorgan Building.
School of Planning and Geography
Sustainable Places Research Institute