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Food Futures: what does "sustainable" look like?

Professor Tim Benton, Global Food Security Champion, will give a lunchtime seminar in Cambridge - all welcome.
When Mar 24, 2016
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where LR6, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
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Contact Phone 01223 764775
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Can we produce enough food to allow 10-11bn people to live as we do, and in a sustainable way?  The answer to this is partly determined by what is meant by “sustainable”.  Professor Benton will examine different notions of sustainability – from an agricultural and agri-food systems perspective – and ask whether they are sufficient to ensure that we maintain planetary and local ecosystem functioning; or whether intervening on the demand side is a necessary precursor to maintaining the system within “safe operating spaces”.


Professor Tim Benton is the “Champion” for the UK’s Global Food Security (GFS) programme, leading, facilitating and coordinating its activities.  He is also a leading researcher, based at the University of Leeds, on agri-environment interactions and finding ways to make agricultural production more sustainable.