standard Event – Food for Thought: Challenges and Dilemmas of Food Production

Event sponsored by the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR), Durham University. Organised by the Citizens’ Panel attached to the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action (CSJCA), Durham University.

This event follows on from a very successful Institute of Advanced Study-sponsored series of activities in 2012:  ‘New storylines for living with environmental change: citizens’ perspectives’. During this series, a Citizens’ Panel was formed with the overall aim of developing an approach to public engagement with science – exploring the social and ethical implications of different emerging and potentially contested technological responses to ‘living with environmental change’. Our first event of 2013 was held on 7th March, and was entitled ‘Responsible Science and Public Engagement: A Scientific Dilemmas Café.’

Monday 3rd June 2013, 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Holgate Centre, Grey College, Durham University

South Road, Durham DH1 3LG. Phone: 0191 334 5900

The ‘Food for Thought’ dilemmas café will start with tea and biscuits and will comprise short accounts of current dilemmas surrounding food production and food security from three invited speakers, followed by dynamic small group discussions around tables. There will be plenty of refreshments on tap, and a final summing up. The invited speakers and their discussion themes are:

Peter Atkins – Professor of Geography at Durham University – feeding the world’s growing population (listen to this podcast with Peter about new research on Bovine TB and badger culling in Britain)

Wilf Richards – Abundant Earth, Durham – organic food production and labelling

Richard Potts – National Farmers Union – future of hill sheep farming in the UK

This event is free, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 Please book using Eventbrite using this weblink and click on ‘Register’

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