Whose Food Is It Anyway?
Exploring the corporate takeover of the global food system and the alternatives
Thursday 31 March 7.30pm at Kingston Quaker Centre
Guest Speakers: Aisha Dodwell (Global Justice Now) and Andy Goldring (Permaculture Association)
Chair: Dr Nicola Ansell (Brunel University)
We have become far removed from the sources and impacts of the food we eat. At what cost does it come to our plate? On a global scale multinationals and governments dictate the business of food production to farmers. This can reduce food security, cultural diversity and resilience, worsen malnutrition and increase poverty. It has serious environmental implications too.
How is this corporate takeover being allowed to happen? Why is it supported by UK taxpayer money? What does it mean for our health and environment? And most importantly, what can we do about it, on a local level or on the international stage?
Speakers will explore different aspects of an alternative, agroecological vision for the food system – one that puts people before profits, and serves the common good. Come and discuss the above questions and others at a special event brought to you by Transition Town Kingston and Global Justice Now.
Doors open from 7.00pm, and the event will begin at 7.30pm. Light refreshments available.