Ethics, environment or economics: How can we incentivise the architecture of a sustainable food system?
This series of webinarswas a relaxed onlinelearning and discussion platform for our food security community and the general public. We included some as part of our Annual Food Agenda events as the topics discussed were relevant to the AFA themes.
University of Cambridge, Global Food Security, Coffee Break Talks:
2nd Oct – Ethics, environment or economics: How can we incentivise the architecture of a sustainable food system?
9th Oct – Food Security and the archaeology of minor crops: millet & buckwheat. What can ancient crops tell us about modern food security and climate change?
16th Oct – The Energy Our Food Eats
13th Nov – Farming and Feeding the Ethiopian highlands: practicing food security through time.
20th Nov – Food Security in a Warming World
27th Nov – Superbugs in Food: Should we be Worried?
4th Dec – Farming: What’s Best for People, the Planet and Pigs?
University of Cambridge.
14.30 – 15.30 GMT
Fridays in October and December (see dates below)
For further information, please contact:
Abigail Youngman, Events and Education Projects Coordinator, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge email@example.com
- Dr Paolo Bombelli is a biochemist with previous training in chemical engineering and is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Howe group at the University of Cambridge.
- Dr Martin Jones Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Emeritus George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science. Martin Jones is an archaeologist whose research focusses on the development of agrarian societies and their food economies in later prehistory and historic periods.
- Dr Federica Sulas, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge.
- Dr Nazia Mintz-Habib Founder and the Director for the Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme (RSDP), Dr Mintz-Habib is also a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge.
- Rhiannon Wood, Postgraduate Student, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. Rhiannon Wood is studying livestock-associated antimicrobial resistance in the UK and its implications for public health and the farming industry.
- Harriet Bartlett is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in investigating the limits of livestock intensification, including the trade-offs between intensification and animal welfare, antimicrobial use, and environmental externalities. She has made a short film about farming, food and sustainability. https://bit.ly/33Ep9bk
- Dr Amy Munro-Faure’s PhD research at the University of Edinburgh focused on the evolution of cooperative behaviour in people. Amy currently coordinates the Living Lab for Sustainability for the University of Cambridge. This unique role allows her to connect research and practice within the University to reduce the University’s environmental impact.