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City Food Symposium Booked-out

12 December 2011

Two hundred attendees are expected at the second annual City Food Symposium on 13 December, signalling huge interest in the next steps for UK food policy under the Coalition Government.

The all-day event, Where is UK Food Policy Going? will take place at Cass Business School, City University London. The programme features high-profile speakers including Laura Sandys MP, Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board, Professor Erik Millstone of Sussex University and Melanie Leach, Director General of the Food & Drink Federation. A number of break-out sessions will provide opportunities for attendees to share their thoughts on priorities for UK food policy.

Professor Tim Lang, Head of the Centre for Food Policy, said:

Since the Coalition Government came to power in 2010, many of the conversations on food policy and around the Food 2030 strategy have been put on pause. Yet, the issues are as pressing as ever. There are great inequalities in public health and food access across the country, and there is a question mark over the sustainability of the country's food supply.
This symposium is an opportunity for everyone who is concerned about the state of UK food policy to help get these issues back on the table.

More information about the symposium is available on the event page. A symposium report will be produced and published on the Centre for Food Policy website, together with a video of the plenary session.

The City Food Symposium is funded by the Worshipful Company of Cooks.
For press enquiries, please contact Hollie Jenkins, Senior Communications Officer, City University London on 020 7040 8783 or hollie.jenkins.1@city.ac.uk