The Zoological Society of London are running a major symposium on the global impacts of UK food consumption, in London 21 Oct – 22 Oct 2015.
The event will tackle the challenge of how is to produce more food for more people on less land and with less environmental impact.
The number of mouths to feed is expected to have increased in 2050 by two billion. Demand for improved food quality will also grow as more people move out of poverty. How can the food demands of a larger global population be met without further loss of biodiversity?
The aim of this symposium is to bring together conservationists, scientists, economists, farmers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers to find ways to avoid these otherwise seemingly inevitable conflicts.
This symposium will look at issues such as
- achieving greater coordination between conservationists and the producers of crops
- applying scientific knowledge to utilise agricultural land more efficiently
- impact of the UK’s global food footprint, will be discussed
- changing consumer behaviour to eating more healthily
- encouraging consumption of edible proteins that can be produced with fewer resources.
Keynote speakers include
- Sir John Beddington FRS, ZSL President.
- Professor Tim Benton, the UK’s Global Food Security Champion.
- Professor Wayne Powell, CGIAR Consortium.
Book your place
For more information and to book, see the ZSL website.
Image credit, with thanks to Alex Proimos on Flickr.