Join us for an exciting series of seminars looking at how consumers shape and are influenced by the food system.
Tuesday 19 April 2016: The modern hunter-gatherer: access to food in urban environments
Tuesday 3 May 2016: You are what you eat: nutrition and health policy
Tuesday 17 May 2016: Waste not: overcoming the food waste problem
Tuesday 31 May 2016: Ethical consumerism: good for the food system?
All seminars will be held from 1700 to 1900 in SG2 Alison Richard Building, West Road, Cambridge.
Further details to follow!
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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
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.
Join us for talks by Professor Gina Porter (Anthropology, Durham) & David Bright (Oxfam).
Professor Porter will be addressing technology in market access and David Bright Gendered Enterprise and Markets system. We will also be joined by a representative from Vodafone’s M-Pesa project to give a commercial insight into mobile banking.
There are also relevant materials if you wish to read more on these:
Mobiles in Market Access
Oxfam’s Gendered Enterprise and Markets
Our second seminar for Lent in the Food: Field to Table series will be held on Wednesday 27th January at 5pm in SG2 of the Alison Richard Building.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Catherine Barnard (Law, University of Cambridge) on
The horse meat scandal: a legal perspective
When: Wednesday 13th January, 5-7pm
Where: SG2, Alison Richards building, CB3 9DT
This session we are going to be examining how food gets from fields and slaughterhouses to your plate, and the pros and cons of complex global supply chains. We will have talks from Professor Catharine Barnard on the 2013 horse meat scandal and the legal issues arising, and from Erinch Sahan (Oxfam) on how corporations can be persuaded to improve their supply chains. There will be a food and drink reception before a discussion group.
Prior to the discussions we would like you to think about:
1) How well do you expect companies to know their supply chains?
2) How responsible are consumers for the impacts of their purchasing?
3) What is the best way to persuade corporations to change bad practices?
There are also relevant articles below should you wish to read more:
Review of UK’s new anti-slavery laws – requiring large companies to publish their efforts to tackle slavery in their supply chains annually
Guardian report on slavery in the Thai prawn industry (supplies many major supermarkets)
Timeline of the horse meat scandal
We have released the Lent Term programme for the CRASSH discussion group, Food: Field to Table?
This term we will be focusing on the market forces that shape the global food system – from multinational supply chains, the impact of agricultural subsidies, to the politics of food provisioning and the role of gender and technology in driving market exclusion.
Our first session on Wednesday 13 January will conclude with a drinks reception.
We look forward to seeing you then!
The program for the Michaelmas part of the CRASSH talk and discussion series is now available. Please check either our calendar or the CRASSH site.