Schools have food for thought at Scottish produce webinar
Online event helps pupils and teachers unpick Scotland’s role in the global food sector.
School pupils are being invited to consider the role of Scotland’s food sector in a global context, by taking part in an online event.
A webinar, Scotland in a Global Food System, will be hosted by the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security as part of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.
Pupils and their teachers will have the opportunity to take part in activities based on aspects of Scottish produce, covering topics such as food’s impact on biodiversity and climate change.
Topical issues such as shortages caused by Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, and the role of policymakers, will also be highlighted in the one-hour programme.
Pupils will be encouraged to think about their role as consumers and shoppers of Scottish produce and the impacts their choices may have.
Hosting the webinar will be Dr Fiona Borthwick, Programme Director for MSc in Global Food Security and Nutrition at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, with guest speaker David Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drink Federation Scotland.
The webinar is free to attend and open to school pupils and their teachers across Scotland.
The Global Academy is also launching a continuing professional development short course on sustainable food systems and food security for high school teachers, and details will be shared during the webinar.
We hope to host a lively, stimulating discussion around Scotland’s food and its global context, and to get pupils and their teachers thinking about where their food comes from and the wider impact that their consumer choices have.