We need to talk about chicken

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Following the launch of 'We need to talk about chicken,' this event provides the opportunity for a deep dive on chicken production .

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Please note this event is now a webinar, a Zoom link will be shared with registered attendees.

Following the launch of 'We need to talk about chicken,' this online event provides an opportunity for a deep dive on how we can counter vast and growing chicken production and consumption. It will provide the opportunity to consider the question:

‘How do we counter the growth of chicken?’

We will hear perspectives from Philip Lymbery, Sue Pritchard , Patrick Holden . There will be a panel discussion and then an opportunity for views and questions from other participants in the webinar. The webinar will be hosted by Simon Billing.

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  • Philip Lymbery is CEO of Compassion in World Farming and has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment for 25 years. He is a recognised thought leader, his lectures taking him across the globe to meet and exchange ideas with like minded specialists, experts and individuals. He regularly commentates in the media and on speaker platforms about the global effects of industrial farming and has been listed by The Grocer as one of the food industry’s most influential people.
  • Patrick Holden is Founder and Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, an organisation working internationally to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems. Between 1995 and 2010 he was director of the Soil Association, during which time he pioneered the development of UK and international organic standards, policy incentives for organic production and the organic market. Patrick's policy advocacy is underpinned by his practical farming experience on his 100 hectare holding, now the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales.
  • Sue Pritchard is Director of The RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission, a two-year independent inquiry set up to help shape a more sustainable future. Her work for the last twenty years, as a researcher, writer and consultant, has focused on leading change in complex systems for more sustainable futures. Sue also runs an organic, permaculture farm in Wales.
  • Simon Billing is Executive Director of Eating Better. Simon is Executive Director of Eating Better an alliance of over 60 civil society organisations. Eating Better is accelerating action to reduce meat and dairy consumption for health, environment, animal welfare and social justice. In July 2019 Eating Better launched the ‘Better by half: roadmap,’ which sets out 24 actions for 5 sectors including food retail, with examples of leadership to stimulate a 50% reduction in meat and dairy consumption in the UK by 2030, and for a transition to ‘better’ meat and dairy as standard. The roadmap provides the actions to create a ‘food environment’ that supports people to make healthy and sustainable food choices.

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