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The Future of Food: Where will we be in 2050?

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Roots and Shoots

Walnut Tree Walk

Kennington

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SE11 6DN

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Have you ever wondered what and how we'll be eating in 2050?

The Lambeth Food Partnership Board is pleased to host an evening of thought provoking talks and discussion as we meet some of the people driving forward futuristic food concepts across the capital.

Will most fruits and vegetables that we eat have been grown in cities, on walls and in basements? Will breakfast bars may be made of insects specifically bred for consumption? Will it be normal to tuck in a burger grown in a laboratory, or will we all eat meals around a communal table in a shared kitchen that has replaced individual kitchens in homes?

This event will feature four speakers who will take us on a journey into the future, and fire up our imaginations with possibilities, with opportunities for audience questions and comments throughout.

We ask that anyone who is able to make a donation of £3 to cover the event costs does so on the evening. We are a non-profit organisation who works for the benefit of the Lambeth businesses, residents, workers and organisations.


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We're delighted to annouce the first speakers of the event.

Arthur Kay is the co-founder of energy start-up bio-bean. The green energy company collects used coffee grounds from London’s wholesale producers and coffee shops, converts it into biodiesel and biomass pellets then sells it on to transport and heating industries. Alongside growing the business, the 24 year-old has remained a pioneer for the environment, as well as diverting vast tonnes of coffee waste from landfill sites and AD plants, his start-up has saved 729,600 tonnes of Co2-eq and 53,200 barrels of oil.

Rebecca Trevalyan is co-founder and director of Library of Things – a friendly place where people come to borrow useful items, and learn how to use them - and The People's Fridge - a community food sharing initiative set up in Brixton in 2016. The People's Fridge gives local residents and businesses a space to safely put food that others are able to take away.

Seb Mayfield has been at the forefront of the good food movement for a decade. Described by Time Out as an ‘urban food guru’ he has helped thousands of people grow and eat good food, coordinating campaigns such as Capital Growth, one of the largest urban food networks in the world, and more recently establishing the Independent Food Aid Network, bringing UK food aid providers together to create a national voice for change. Seb is currently helping Oxfam develop financial tools to support people build resilience so that they no longer experience crisis periods in which they experience food insecurity.

Alicia Lawson is a Director at Rubies in the Rubble, a London-based social business which makes premium chutneys and preserves from perfectly good yet otherwise discarded fresh produce. Rubies in the Rubble is first and foremost dedicated to making delicious conserves, but at the same time it is a venture which seeks to address the issues of unemployment, social exclusion and food waste. It aims to bring about change in the local community by employing less fortunate individuals and tackling our current culture of excessive waste through the use of otherwise discarded fruit and vegetables.



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