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a well-fed world Global Food Sustainability Conference

Taking place on the ground floor on Sunday 11:30-6pm

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Conference proudly sponsored by A Well-Fed World

 

This brand-new conference focuses on food sustainability on 2 levels: Local Solutions and Global Solutions. 

Brace yourselves for a solutions-packed afternoon at this conference, at a time when food shortages are quickly becoming rampant at many impoverished corners of the globe.

 

Speakers

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Confirmed speakers (click on hyperlinks below for biographies)

 

 

plus many others TBC.

 

Schedules

Local section (moderated by Amanda Baker)

11:30 - 11:40 - Kerry McCarthy - introduction

11:40 - 12:35 - 5-minute solutions to local food sustainability:

 

Allan Brown and Mark Carroll (Brighton & Hove Allotment Federation) - The Physical, Mental and Environmental benefits of growing your own food

Vera Zakharov (The Food Waste Collective) - Beyond Surplus: a Celebration of Food and Power of Community

Bryn Thomas (Brighton Permaculture Trust) - Fruit Factories and Community Orchard

Vic Borrill (Brighton & Hove Food Partnership) - Staying informed and engaged – get involved with the Food Partnership

Mary McGrath (Food Cycle) - Food Cycle community food projects

Grahame Mayo (Infiinty Food Co-op) - From infinity and Beyond

Duncan Williamson (WWF UK) - Sustainable diets – good for the planet, for people and our heritage

Amanda Baker on behalf of The Vegan Organic Network - Stockfree community growing for food sustainability


12:35 - 12:45 - Amanda Baker (the Vegan Society) - Growing low on the food chain for local and global food

 

Global section (general issues)

1:00 – 1:30 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - How Global Meat Consumption Hurts the World's Poor

1:30 – 2:00 - Film (Brighter Green) - "What's for Dinner?" (Rising Meat Consumption in China)

2:00 – 2:30 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - How Vegan Diets Best Reduce Global Warming (The Dangers of Grass-Fed Beef and Dairy)

2:30 – 2:45 Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - Q&A

2:45 – 3:00 - Justin Kerswell (Viva!) - Meat’s Holy Trinity – Church, Crown and Parliament

3:00 – 3:10 - Kerry McCarthy - What political action is needed?

3:10 – 3:20 - Jarvis Smith - Food Revolution

3:20 - 3:30 - Richard Beauchamp (Population Matters) - Focusing on the demand side of sustainable food

3:30 – 3:45 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - Global Overview Wrap-Up

 

Global section (Ethiopian case study)

4:00 – 4:15 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - Ethiopia Exporting Food Despite Ongoing Hunger Crises 

4:15 – 4:45 - Anteneh Roba M.D. (International Fund for Africa) - Helping People AND Animals in Ethiopia

4:45 – 5:15 - Anteneh Roba M.D. (International Fund for Africa) - Video and Q&A 

5:15 – 5:30 - Anteneh Roba M.D. (International Fund for Africa) - New School Lunch Program - Join the Team!

5:30 – 5:40 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - Ethiopian Section Wrap-Up

5:40 – 6:00 - Unofficial Speaker Meet and Q&A

 

Descriptions

Allan Brown and Mark Carroll (Brighton & Hove Allotment Federation) - The Physical, Mental and Environmental benefits of growing your own food

The Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation together with the City Council aim to provide an economic way for people to produce good quantities of high quality locally grown food in a sustainable manner, and to increase the number of people participating in food growing on allotments, so that all sections of the community can enjoy the benefits.

bhaf.org.uk

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Vera Zakharov (The Food Waste Collective) - Beyond Surplus: a Celebration of Food and Power of Community

The Food Waste Collective is a volunteer-run project in Brighton & Hove fighting food waste and supporting local food poverty projects. We collect beautiful surplus food from local businesses and distribute it to food charities such as food banks, lunch clubs and homelessness projects. We also host public feasts to bring together the entire community to celebrate food. But this is not just about fighting food waste in the city. We believe that the power of sharing is at the heart of the Redistribution Revolution.

https://www.facebook.com/foodwastecollective

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Bryn Thomas (Brighton Permaculture Trust) - Fruit Factories and Community Orchard

Community orchards enliven grassy and unused urban spaces. They provide healthy affordable food to those who get involved as well as exercise. Providing a focus they can bring people together building communities and perhaps reducing antisocial behaviour. They are a place of learning where people can acquire skills and build confidence. And, of course, they provide habitat for the birds and bees. The Brighton Permaculture Trust is currently crowdfunding the completion of a straw bale Fruit Factory in Stanmer Village to process tonnes of fruit that would otherwise go to waste.

brightonpermaculture.org.uk/fruitfactory

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Vic Borrill (Brighton & Hove Food Partnership) - Staying informed and engaged – get involved with the Food Partnership

Brighton & Hove has lots of exciting things going on around food and sustainability (many of which are showcased at this event). The Food Partnership acts as a hub for information, inspiration and connection around food. Vic will be presenting one simple step you can take towards food and sustainability get involved with the Food Partnership – its free and open to anyone who lives or works in the city.

www.bhfood.org.uk

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Mary McGrath - Food Cycle community food projects

FoodCycle builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. We rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and our volunteers transform these ingredients into healthy, meat-free meals for vulnerable people in 20 locations across the UK.

www.foodcycle.org.uk 

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Grahame Mayo (Infiinty Food Co-op) - From infinity and Beyond

In an increasingly global economy, the over-centralisation of food production not only means that it travels further than ever before, but also that we lose our connection to the food that we eat. Grahame Mayo will talk about Infinity Foods Co-op's commitment to local sustainable food and what we have learned over 40 years of business.

http://infinityfoodsretail.co.uk

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Duncan Williamson (WWF UK) - Sustainable diets – good for the planet, for people and our heritage

Duncan will be taking about how our food choices can impact on and benefit biodiversity and climate. Food is one of the biggest threats to the global environment. It is also a key part of the solution. The way we eat and farm our land and seas can be sustainable, equitable and fair.

wwf.org.uk

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Amanda Baker on behalf of The Vegan Organic Network - Stockfree community growing for food sustainability

From vegetables to orchards, hempseeds to chili peppers, I will outline how local stockfree growing can be straightforward – and use local resources very efficiently.  With more fertile land and fresh water to go around, communities can grow more of the crops they need and enjoy. 

www.veganorganic.net

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Amanda Baker (the Vegan Society) - Growing low on the food chain for local and global food

Growing and eating low on the food chain offers many advantages to both Majority and Minority World citizens.  Efficient resource use through eating crops first-hand is vital for food sustainability – not just because there is more food, but because there is less conflict over land, water and energy resources.  

www.vegansociety.com

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1:00 – 1:30 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - How Global Meat Consumption Hurts the World's Poor

Meat consumption pulls an unfair share of global resources (crops, water, and energy) as animals raised for food consume much more food than they produce. Those with financial means literally outbid the poor for basic food staples, while the poorest of the poor go hungry.

awfw.org

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1:30 – 2:00 - Film (Brighter Green) - "What's for Dinner?" (Rising Meat Consumption in China)

What's For Dinner? is a short documentary that provides a unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. Through interactions with people across Chinese society, the film examines the impacts this big shift in food production and consumption is having on sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare.   A Brighter Green production. 

wfdinner.com

Film produced by Brighter Green www.brightergreen.org

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2:00 – 2:30 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - How Vegan Diets Best Reduce Global Warming (The Dangers of Grass-Fed Beef and Dairy)

Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases (GHGs) than all transportation combined. Methane and nitrous oxide are much stronger GHGs than carbon dioxide and they have a shorter half-life. Moving away from raising animals for food (especially grass-fed and dairy cattle) is a key to reducing our climate foodprint.

awfw.org

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2:45 – 3:00 - Justin Kerswell (Viva!) - Meat’s Holy Trinity – Church, Crown and Parliament

Despite an avalanche of science showing that we need to slash meat consumption for both health and environmental reasons – government refuses to act. Why? Because the establishment is meat.

www.viva.org.uk/resources/campaign-materials/reports/diet-disaster

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3:00 – 3:10 - Kerry McCarthy - What political action is needed?

Given the power of the global food and farming lobby, what can politicians do to move the world towards a more sustainable model of food production and encourage people to “eat better”, whilst tackling food poverty and food insecurity at home and abroad? And how could consumer pressure help?

www.kerrymccarthymp.org

www.facebook.com/kerry4mp

 

twitter.com/KerryMP

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3:10 – 3:20 - Jarvis Smith - Food Revolution

Jarvis Smith - a sustainability & media guru and vegetarian for over 15 years will discuss how mainstream media has shaped the way we eat and drink. Asking why the consciousness of likeminded individuals are challenging the status quo with mass produced food and try to ascertain why ‘WE' the people and custodians of our planet are not currently in revolt to such horrific examples of planetary and humanitarian poisoning through the food, water and air we consume. 

jarvissmith.com

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3:20 - 3:30 - Richard Beauchamp (Population Matters) Focusing on the demand side of sustainable food

Resources are finite yet we are trying to match them with succeeding generations each more numerous than the last!  An increasing number of ourselves in a finite world! It is suggested that a level population would be a start to a bolder, tricky but sustainable future. The status quo is not an option.

http://populationmatters.org

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4:00 – 4:15 - Dawn Moncrief (A Well-Fed World) - Ethiopia Exporting Food Despite Ongoing Hunger Crises 

Although Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest and hungriest countries, they also have one of the largest global cattle herds, exporting hundreds of thousands of live cattle and thousands of metric tons of meat annually. With encouragement from the West, the government hopes to drastically intensify/increase meat production and exports, which means even more land, grain, and water will be diverted to farmed animals rather than to people already competing for these (often scarce) resources.

awfw.org

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4:15 - 4:45 - Anteneh Roba M.D. (International Fund for Africa) - Helping People AND Animals in Ethiopia

The importance of promoting veganism in Ethiopia for helping people and animals will be discussed, as well as country-specific promises and challenges. Highlighted will be the International Fund for Africa's work helping sick infants, the city and rural poor, as well as IFA's spay/neuter/vaccination program for homeless dogs and its promotion of veganism.

www.ifundafrica.org

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