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Food Security Conference: 27 September 2013 at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

last modified Sep 06, 2013 11:31 AM

The third Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival Conference

takes place on Friday 27 September at Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

It will tackle the issue of food security from both a global, national and local perspective.  Speakers include renowned agricultural ecologist, Professor Sir Gordon Conway, FRS, an expert on global food security and the role of science, Dr Michel Pimbert, Director of the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security at Coventry University talking about the importance of localism, Caroline Drummond, chief executive of LEAF on sustainable farming and Dr Gordon Jamieson from the John Innes Centre Norwich on plant and food research in East Anglia.  

Although the subject of food security is a popular topic of discussion at the moment, this conference is ambitiously aiming to be a bit different by bringing together scientists, farmers and ‘localists’ (community farms, transition towns, allotment associations, etc) to bridge the knowledge gap between these three sectors and to create understanding between them, showing that they are all part of the solution – that we need more science, more sustainable farming and more community involvement if we are going to have sufficient food (and water) to sustain the ever-increasing population, both now and in the future.

Further information is available in the conference programme which you can access via the following link:
http://www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/The-Future-of-Food-2013_lowres.pdf   

Places are still available and can be booked online:http://www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/conference/buy-conference-tickets/ or by telephoning 01728 687110.