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Why food matters?

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00-13.00
Seminar Room 2 (8.11), School of Geography, Garstang Building
Prof Tim Benton (Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds)


The global food system has evolved over the last 50 years or so to provide cheap food at volume and attempts to reduce global hunger have largely been successful, though with some way to go.  However, our resulting food system has now externalised significant costs ot health and environment that it is clearly not sustainable by any definition.  What might drive change in the food system and might it make things better or worse for sustainability at a local and global level?

Prof Tim Benton biography


The School of Geography can be found on the Campus Map at number 90. Directions to Seminar Room 1 can be provided at the main entrance to the School of Geography.