Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Visions for Change: Sustainable food for the future

How do we ensure our food system provides easy access to nutritious and sustainable food for all while protecting our natural resources, animals and people? 

With agriculture and associated land use the second largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in Scotland how do we ensure the food system in Scotland provides easy access to nutritious and sustainable food for all while protecting our natural resources, animals and people?  Join us to hear about food policy, education, environmental impacts and discuss what actions can we take as a society and as individuals to keep our food system within environmental limits.

Our Panelists will be submitting sustainable recipes that we will be translating into snacks for you after the discussion.

This event is run in conjunction with Food Researchers in Edinburgh

If you have any questions about the event please contact Rachel.Chisholm@ed.ac.uk 

Panel:

Stephanie Mander, Policy & Campaigns Officer, Nourish: Nourish Scotland is a non-profit based working for a fairer, healthier, more sustainable, and more democratic food system. Stephanie seeks to influence policy and legislative developments related to food, farming, and health in Scotland, her current focuses are the incorporation of the Right to Food into Scots law and the Good Food Nation Bill.

Denise Walton, Owner, Peelham Farm: A family run farm in the Scottish Borders Peelham Farm rears cows, sheep and pigs and grows organic arable crops. Before farming, Denise worked as an ecologist and is passionate about organic farming. Peelham was certified organic by the Soil Association in 2006.

Kate Louise Powell, Vegan Activist & Illustrator: A visual artist and animal rights campaigner Kate is UoE alumni and since late 2016 has used illustration to shed light on specific acts of animal abuse and morally inconsistent human behaviour, and to fuel conversations about our perceptions and treatment of non-human animals.

Amelia Christie- Miller, Head of Sales & Marketing, FoodChain: FoodChain is helping to connect chefs directly with producers, changing the way food buying is done to create a fair, functioning and sustainable food system. Responsible for growing Foodchain’s network, Amelia is passionate about sustainability and working to put zero waste, sustainability and provenance at the heart of the food system.

Prof. Dave Reay, School of Geosciences, UoE: A climate change scientist, novice carbon farmer, author, and Chair of carbon management and education at the University of Edinburgh, Dave’s most recent book publication is titled Climate Smart Food.

 

The Visions for Change event series examines topical environmental and social issues making the headlines, and considers the changes being made by individuals, organizations and whole countries to create a more socially responsible and sustainable global society.

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Nov 5 2019 17.30 - 19.30

Visions for Change: Sustainable food for the future

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation,High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH8