Parallel Sessions – Wednesday 13 June – 11.20 – 12.40 2018-05-30T13:39:39+00:00

N8 AgriFood International Conference 2018: People, Health & Food Systems, 13th-14th June 2018, Liverpool, UK

 Parallel Sessions – Wednesday 13 June 2018 – 11.20-12.40

Food crops for people and the planet

This session will explore ways in which plant science and crop improvement can help address challenges in our food system. It will look at innovation beyond productivity –investigating crop-driven opportunities for enhanced human and animal nutrition, as well as waste reduction and environmental sustainability.

This session is sponsored by Plants, People, Planet – a new cross-disciplinary Open Access journal owned by the New Phytologist Trust. Plants, People, Planet publishes research across the plant sciences, placing it firmly within the context of its wider relevance to people, society and the planet. Plantspeopleplanet.org  
Twitter: @plantspplplanet

Chair:

Prof. Katherine Denby, Academic Director, N8 AGRIFOOD

Panelists:

Prof Carol Wagstaff, Professor of Crop Quality for Health, UNIVERSITY OF READING

Dr Louise Ander, Title, BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Prof Simon McQueen Mason, CNAP Director and Chair in Materials Biology, UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Social innovation in food poverty

Social innovation is new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously lead to positive social and environmental impact by changing social relations, altering and transforming structures and institutions. This process of social innovation involves co-production, collaboration, empowerment and change in power relations.

Specifically this session will examine;

  • Different approaches to social innovation in tackling UK and international food poverty
  • New approaches to social innovation in food system resilience
  • Social innovation in responsible sourcing, products with purpose and  resilient livelihoods

Chair:
Bob Doherty, Professor of Marketing and Editor of the Social Enterprise JournalUNIVERSITY OF YORK

Confirmed panellists:

Robbie Davison, CEO, CAN COOK
Alex Murdock, Professor Emeritus, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
Daniel O’Brien, Regional Manager,  THE TRUSSELL TRUST

Denise Bentley Co-founder and CEO, FIRST LOVE FOUNDATION

New technologies in food manufacturing and processing

It is an incontrovertible fact that food sustainability and food health underpins so much of the food industry’s needs and informs much of the food technology currently being developed. In this session we will review some of the most important technologies in this space including

  • Next gen food processing
  • 3D printing
  • Robotics

Chair: Dr Peter Martin

Senior Lecturer Chemical Engineering and N8 AgriFood Theme 2 Lead, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Confirmed Panelists:

Dr Gavin Milligan, ESG DirectorWILLIAM JACKSON FOOD GROUP
Wayne Martindale, Project Director, Food Insights and Sustainability Service, National Centre for Food ManufacturingUNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
Professor Paulo Jorge Bártolo, Chair of Advanced Manufacturing ProcessesUNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Anna Gregson Partner, MATHYS & SQUIRES

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