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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 from 18:00 to 19:15 (GMT)

A Sustainable Future for Food, Health and Planet?

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A Sustainable Future for Food, Health and Planet?

Wednesday 20th February 2019

18.00 - 19.15

8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

 

RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission & City University Centre for Food Policy Food Thinkers Seminars present the EAT-Lancet Commission London Launch.

Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?

To answer this question, EAT gathered 37 of the planet’s foremost experts who, for the first time ever, propose scientific targets for what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system – as published in the EAT-Lancet ‘Food in the Anthropocene’ report.

These targets have polarised opinions across the food, farming and public health sectors. One of the most widely touted challenges to the report is the applicability of the global set of recommendations at a local level – how might different countries respond?

To unpack what the EAT-Lancet framework might look like in a UK context, the Food, Farming & Countryside Commission and City University’s Food Thinkers Seminars are convening a panel of experts from food policy, farming, public health and government backgrounds as well as presenting new UK-specific modelling data.


Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of EAT, and Professor Tim Lang, City University & EAT-Lancet Commissioner, will present the findings of the Commission, and Dr Marco Springmann, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School, will present the new UK data. A panel debate will follow, moderated by Sue Pritchard, Director of the FFC Commission. Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director, City University Centre for Food Policy and EAT-Lancet Commissioner will provide closing remarks.

 

Panel to include: Baroness Rosie Boycott, journalist and food campaigner; Helen Browning, Chief Executive, Soil Association and FFC Commissioner; Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of EAT; Professor Tim Lang, City University & EAT-Lancet Commissioner; Dr Marco Springmann, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School and Alison Tedstone; Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England.

Chair: Sue Pritchard, Director of the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission


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EAT is an international non-profit organization, based in Oslo, Norway and founded by the Stordalen Foundation, Wellcome Trust and Stockholm Resilience Centre. EAT’s vision is a far and sustainable global food system for healthy people, planet and animals – leaving no one behind.


Read more about the EAT-Lancet Commission here.


The RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission is a major 2-year inquiry looking at how the UK can secure a sustainable future after it leaves the European Union. The Commission is convening different kinds of conversations, bringing together citizens, producers, businesses and academics from different sectors and with diverse perspectives to find common purpose, create new possibilities for action, and achieve a mandate for change. The goal is a safe, secure, inclusive food and farming system for the UK, a flourishing rural economy and a sustainable and accessible countryside.


Food Thinkers is a series of events, debates and discussions hosted by the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, that aims to advance the thinking and practice of integrated approaches to food policy.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 from 18:00 to 19:15 (GMT)


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