On 23 September 2013 the Global Food Security programme, in partnership with the Society of Biology, held a discussion event titled: “Who is responsible for your food”. The event was open to all to attend. The majority of participants had some formal interest in the subject.
Food waste and loss was used as a topic to discuss the issues around responsibility in the food chain. The evening started with short talks from experts: Prof Tim Benton, GFS Champion; Dr Andy Dawe, WRAP; and Prof Huw Jones, Rothamsted Research. A half hour of questions from the floor followed these talks. The second half of the event involved groups of around seven people having facilitated discussions on two questions: What are the major issues which need addressing around food waste?; Who is responsible for tackling these issues? The
experts were stationed in some, but not all of the groups.