The seventh event of our series is entitled “Food fights and food rights”. It takes place on 13th October 2016 (6.30-9pm) at the Impact Hub King’s Cross. Our speakers for this event are Niall Cooper, Director of Church Action on Poverty and Patta Scott-Villiers, Research Fellow at Institute of Development Studies, both leading experts on the right to food – in the UK and internationally respectively. The discussion will be chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.
We will look at a range of fundamental questions. Is the right to food a fundamental human right? How do we ensure Governments fulfil their obligations around the right to food? With rising population, pressure on natural resources and the impacts of climate change, are food fights in the future inevitable? Many hundreds of thousands of people in the UK, and many hundreds of millions in the rest of the world, struggle to be able to afford to eat. Shouldn’t we all be fighting – at least figuratively - for everyone to have access to good food?
Our Food Talks series is brought to you by Impact Hub Kings Cross in partnership with the Food Ethics Council and Organico . At each of our Food Talks events, our expert speakers present, followed by a Q&A session, then a delicious and free buffet meal. The idea of our Food Talks series is to stimulate debate and constructive thinking about the issues that surround the world of food. The evenings run from 6.30-9.00pm at the Impact Hub Kings Cross.
Reserve your place here. Please note that the password is “foodtalks“.
Previous Food Talks topics have included:
- Fishy Business - is fish a success story for sustainability?
- Waste not want not - arguably we have a food waste epidemic
- Meat Matters - the true cost of cheap meat