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CESFS Seminar: Policies to enable sustainable food systems

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Please join us at the first meeting of the University of Liverpool’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems (CESFS) Seminar Series.

**Update: unfortunately Jayne Brookman of the AgriFood team at Knowledge Transfer Network is no longer speaking at this event.**

Seminar Policies to enable sustainable food systems

Date Thursday 14 March 2019

Time 12.15- 2.00pm

Venue Seminar Room 2, Management School, University of Liverpool

12.15-12.20 Arrival and refreshments

12.20-12.30 Introduction to CESFS (Professor Jonathan Rushton)

12.30-13.15 Professor Tim Lang, City University London

Resilient supply chains: how policy addresses the mixed challenges of producing food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens.

13.15-13.25 Audience questions and discussion

13.25-13.45 TBC

13.45-13.55 Audience questions and discussion

13.55-14.00 Close (Professor Jonathan Rushton)

The series will discuss issues relating to the global food system, addressing the challenges and potential solutions for the alleviation of hunger, the adoption of healthy diets and the production and utilisation of food in a sustainable manner.

The seminar will be an opportunity for
academics, local government and development agencies and industry to talk about the problems they face in tackling the complexities of the food system, to share ideas, promote good practice and find ways in which we could support each other.

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Professor Tim Lang

Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002. He founded the Centre in 1994. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the mixed challenge of being food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. What is a good food system? How is ours measured and measuring up?

He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation, FAO, and UNEP, has been a special advisor to four House of Commons Select Committee inquiries, two on food standards (1998-9 & 1999), globalisation (2000) and obesity (2003-04), and a consultant on food security to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House 2007-09). He was a Commissioner on the UK Government's Sustainable Development Commission (2006-11), reviewing progress on food sustainability. He was on the Council of Food Policy Advisors to the Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2008-10), and is a member of the Mayor of London's Food Board (2009 – present). He helped launch the 100 World Cities Urban Food Policy Pact in Milan 2015.

His most recent books are Food Wars (with Michael Heasman, Routledge, 2015), Unmanageable Consumer (with Yiannis Gabriel, Sage, 2015), and Ecological Public Health (with Geof Rayner, Routedge Earthscan, 2012). He rides a bicycle to work, doesn't own a car and grows vegetables and fruit in his London garden.


Contact CESFS (food@liverpool.ac.uk) with any enquiries.




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