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27

Wednesday

City Region Food Systems: What, Why, How?

5.30pm

Seminars

Staff, Students

This event is for City staff and students only

Speaker: Michael Hamm (Michigan State University)

Chair: Corinna Hawkes

Event blurb: This Food Thinkers event will discuss the "City Region Food Systems" approach to  moving the global food system towards greater sustainability and equity. Climate change, water stress, population growth, and continued urbanization are the challenges that threaten to negatively impact global food security. In this presentation, Professor Hamm will seek to shine a light on the opportunities of thinking more regionally about our food system, within a global context. That is, to consider strategies that maximize the sustainable production of food on our plates within a region, while also sourcing foods outside the region that are produced with a similar set of embedded characteristics. In the London area (and across England) this would mean a significant increase in fruit and vegetable production throughout the year. Can this be done in a way that reduces the carbon footprint of the food supply? Can this be done in a way that reduces other environmental impacts of the food system – such as phosphorus and nitrogen cycles? These and other issues will be discussed and questions raised to stimulate audience discussion.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

5.30pm - 7pm

Lecture Theatre B200, University Building

City, University of London

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5.30pm - 5.30pmWednesday 27th March 2019

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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