Market interference – helping and hindering sustainable food systems

We have a great seminar coming up on how market interference shapes our food system.

Fiona Smith (Warwick, Law) will speak on how agricultural subsidies distort the food system and how subsidies can be better regulated to produce positive outcomes for food security.

Christian Theil (Cambridge, Development Studies) will discuss his proposal to start taxing meat in China.

Tina Schivatcheva (Cambridge, Development Studies) will chair the session and illustrate the impact of regulatory barriers by discussing changes in the Bulgarian food system after joining the European Union.

Please join us on 9 March from 17.00 to 19.00 in Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

Image credit: Tom Toles, The Washington Post

Squash the Beef: a discussion on the global and personal impact of meat

Cambridge Food Security Forum is excited to be at Espresso Library on the evening of 1 March for a discussion on the global and personal impact of meat consumption. With ever increasing demand for meat, it is time to assess the impact that our personal choices have.

We have three great speakers joining us –

  • Tim Benton is the UK Food Security Champion. He will help us understand what meats have the most and least impact on our health and the environment.
  • Tim Hayward, the owner of Cambridge favourite Fitzbillies, will argue for continued meat consumption, but lesser amounts of higher quality meat and consumption from head to tail.
  • Alice Kabala, food blogger @Thoughtful Forkfuls, will talk about ways to have a nutritious and varied meat-free diet.

We will post a summary of the evening’s discussion for those that are unable to join us.

Many thanks to Cumberland Lodge, Quorn and the Cambridge Global Food Security Strategic Research Initiative for making this evening possible.