IFSTAL: Showcasing Food System Changemakers
A dynamic session hosted by the IFSTAL Programme. IFSTAL is transforming postgraduate students studying a wide range of food-related disciplines into the next generation of food system changemakers.
Meet a range of stakeholders currently working in the food system in rotating round table discussions and chat with them on how we can all work together to effect change and pick up ideas on career pathways.
Networking to continue into lunch break.
Exclusive “A Career in Food Systems” booklet available in this session.
Chairs: Rosina Borrelli, Workplace Engagement Lead, IFSTAL Roger Sykes, Programme Manager, IFSTAL
Roundtable discussions with panelists:
Dr Gavin Milligan, ESG Director, WILLIAM JACKSON FOOD GROUP
James Stockdale, N8 AgriFood KE Fellow, UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Denise Bentley, Co-founder and CEO, FIRST LOVE FOUNDATION
Dan Parker, Chief Executive, LIVING LOUD
From food plant to city – towards an integrated agenda for urban food systems
The purpose of this session is to bring together the growing community of academics and businesses in northern England to explore how we move forward. The challenge is the issues range from molecular fine-tuning of plants to new LED lighting systems, through enclosed agro-ecological systems that cycle nutrients and manage pests and diseases, through the ethical, cultural and health issues around food in towns and cities, to the sustainability of urban food systems. How should we aim to advance in each of the issues whilst keeping in step across the food system?
A set of short opening presentations to set the scene, followed by a discussion among the workshop participants to explore how best to build capacity in urban food systems, where research ranges from managing indoor plant production right through to issues of food system management, health and food justice. Is it feasible / desirable to regard this as a single system?
Chair: Prof. Les Firbank, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Jens Thomas, Technical Director, FARM URBAN
Dr Iain Young, Institute of Integrative Biology, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Dr Nick Taylor Buck, Research Fellow ‘Realising Just Cities’ Project, Urban Institute, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Consumer trust in food
Consumer trust is a key issue for the UK food industry. It has been undermined in recent years by a series of ‘food scares’ and farming crises, raising questions about the quality and safety of food. As supply chains have become increasingly globalized, questions of trust and transparency now extend beyond national borders, with new threats posed by Britain’s proposed exit from the EU. This session will debate questions of consumer trust and related concepts such as risk and anxiety.
Professor Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Michelle Patel, Head of Social Science, FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
Professor Unni Kjaernes, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH, OSLO
Prof. Unni Kjaernes, Professor Consumer Research Norway, OSLO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, Norway