- May 10 2022
- 9:00 am - 10:30 am
FOOD CITIZENSHIP: A DIFFERENT STORY TO TELL
In 2017, the Food Issues Census noted that ‘by most indicators, the challenges facing the food system are getting worse, not better’. In the years since, we have experienced significant political and societal upheaval, not least as a result of Brexit and COVID 19, alongside ever more dire warnings about climate and biodiversity crises that many governments seem ill equipped to tackle. Through these lenses, it would be difficult to argue that the challenges in the food system have improved much in recent years.
But is there another story we can tell about this time? A story that illuminates and celebrates the role of citizens in our local, national and global food systems and the impact of people in communities working together to feed their neighbours? A story of brands working differently, and people getting stuck in, showing that another food future is possible?
Jon Alexander, author of ‘Citizens: why the key to fixing everything is all of us’, believes that might just be the case. Join him in conversation with Signe Johansen – chef, anthropologist, food writer and author of Solo, Spirited, Smörgåsbord and How To Hygge – and let’s discuss.
This free breakfast event will run from 9.00-10.30am on 10th May 2022 at [venue TBC] in central London. It is hosted by the Food Ethics Council, the not-for-profit working for a future where together we all shape food systems that are fair for people, planet and animals.