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Thought For Food, online

Event organised by Ingenieurs et Scientifique de France

01 March 2022
18:00 - 19:05 GMT

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The lecture will be hosted on Zoom. Please register for your place by emailing [email protected] Registrants will receive an email acknowledgement and advised of the Zoom link.

Food is a complex and topical subject that impacts on all of us as consumers, citizens, and custodians of the countryside. Over the last 100 years there has been a remarkable amount of change in our food system. As British citizens have become wealthier and more discerning, our food has Europeanized (pizza is children's favourite food) and internationalized (we eat the world's cuisines, with chicken tikka masala a UK national dish), yet our food culture remains fragmented, a mix of mass 'ultra-processed' substances alongside food as varied and good as anywhere else on the planet.

In this talk Dr Christian Reynolds takes stock of the UK food system: where it comes from, what we eat, its impact, fragilities and strengths. Highlighting some of the contradictions and complexities of the modern global food system, Dr Reynolds will highlight how the food system may change due to climate change, and how we need to change the food system and our diets in order to reduce our climate impacts.

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17:45    Open for Zoom log-in and scrolling introductory slides
18:00    Introduction on behalf of the IESF British Section President Norman Train
18:05    Thoughts for Food presentation by Dr Christian Reynolds followed by questions
19:00    Vote of Thanks, Notices & Future Events
19:05    Close