This event is now fully booked.
This second Symposium, like the first on Food Skills, addresses a big theme: the direction, role and challenges facing food policy. As ever with the work of the Centre for Food Policy, we will be focusing on the UK, not just because we are based here, but as an illustration of challenges many societies face.
The Symposium will be:
Interactive. A small number of speakers will present succinct summaries of key themes, and then a panel of commentators will initiate a discussion, which you can engage in. Broadly, we will be looking at:
- The development of food policy: where has it come from, dominant concerns;
- The current state of play: what is happening now, who is doing (or not doing) what;
- Options and challenges ahead: what needs to be done, by whom for what.
An opportunity to summarise the past, present and future of UK food policy, and to assess progress, taking note of the evidence about the food system's impact on six broad themes: health, environment, society, quality, economy and governance (based upon the report Looking Back, Looking Forward). The Symposium will note the different levels at which food policy occurs: local, regional, national, EU and global.
A good mix of presentation, commentary and discussion and provide a cumulative picture of the status of UK food policy judged against what is needed. View the programme of events here.