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How To Change The Future Of Our Food

About this event

WWF-UK, in collaboration with How To Academy, invite you to join our webinar: How To Change the Future of Our Food

In our increasingly urbanised world, many of us are disconnected from the ways our food is produced – and the consequences this has for our planet.

From the conversion of the US and Canadian Great Plains into farmland to the millions of hectares lost to Palm Oil production in Southeast Asia, the production of food is responsible for almost 60% of global biodiversity loss. Conventional farming requires masses of space, huge inputs of water and feed, and is one of the major causes of deforestation, pollution and habitat destruction around the world. Today, even as some farmers and businesses are developing more innovative and sustainable approaches to food production and responding to consumers desire to lower their footprint, trade deals, confusing labelling and the hidden costs of the food system could still take us in the wrong direction.

But it is possible to feed humanity and reduce the environmental impact of food systems. In this webinar, you will discover new and innovative approaches to food production being pioneered by farmers and businesses across the globe – and learn how your power and voice as a consumer can help to drive further change and ensure a sustainable future for food.

We are delighted to be joined by leading voices including Professor of Food Policy Tim Lang, farmer and Creator of Riverford, Guy Singh-Watson, Cook, Writer, and Restauranteur, Thomasina Miers, Author of Eating to Extinction, Dan Saladino, and food systems Consultant Dr Afton Halloran.

If you have any queries, please email specialevents@wwf.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Tim Lang Author of Feeding Britain

    Tim Lang is Professor Emeritus of Food Policy at City University of London’s Centre for Food Policy. Hill farming in Lancashire UK in the 1970s formed his interest in the policy relationships between food, health, environment, culture and political economy.

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    Dan Saladino Author of Eating to Extinction

    Dan Saladino is a journalist and broadcaster. His work has been recognised by the Guild of Food Writers Awards, the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards, and in America by the James Beard Foundation. Eating to Extinction was awarded the 2019 Jane Grigson Trust Award.

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    Thomasina Miers Co-Founder @ Wahaca

    Thomasina is a cook, writer, TV and radio presenter, and restauranteur. After winning MasterChef and working with Skye Gyngell at Petersham Nurseries, Miers founded her own restaurant Wahaca. Since then, Wahaca has grown into a national chain, won numerous food and sustainability credentials.

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    Guy Singh-Watson Founder @ Riverford Farms

    Guy Singh-Watson has over the last 30 years taken Riverford from one man and a wheelbarrow, to a national veg box scheme delivering to around 80,000 customers a week. Guy is an advocate of using business to shape a part of the world, to be more considerate and sustainable.

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    Dr Afton Halloran Consultant in Sustainable Food Systems

    Dr Afton Halloran is a consultant in sustainable food systems transitions and a transdisciplinary scientist. She advises on issues related to food and agriculture, working with such organizations as the World Bank, World Health Organization and Food Planet Prize Secretariat.

WWF UK

WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. We’re determined to ensure that people and nature can thrive together, for generations to come.