What is the Future of Sustainable Diets: An Interdisciplinary N8 AgriFood Perspective
Developing innovative collaborations and projects
The aim of this conference is to bring together academics and researchers from all disciplines across the N8 universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York). We will be highlighting current N8 AgriFood research as well as thinking about what a sustainable diet is across the full supply chain including food production, operations and consumption. This event is open to academics and researchers from N8 Universities only
The conference programme will include opportunities to:
- Learn from our distinguished keynote speakers Dr Tara Garnett (Oxford University) and Prof Mike Berners-Lee (Lancaster University)
Dr Tara Garnett from the Food Climate Research Network at University of Oxford – will discuss “Sustainable healthy eating patterns – synergies, trade offs, priorities for action and questions for further research.”
Tara is author of the recent FCRN discussion paperWhat is a sustainable healthy diet?
Professor Mike Berners-Lee from Lancaster University will explore the idea that “Current global food production is sufficient to meet human needs in 2050”
Mike is an expert in greenhouse gas footprinting and organisation development, author of How Bad Are Bananas?:The carbon footprint of everything and co-author The Burning Question.
- Explore how current N8-funded research can address this question
- Participate in fun, interactive break-out sessions to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions
- Experience networking events, including a conference dinner at Lancaster Brewery (Food for the menu has been chosen from speciality suppliers and is local and/or organic where possible. Suppliers include: Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese and Goosnargh Duck, both (as the name suggests) from just down the road in Goosgargh, local fruit and veg from Ribble Farm Fare and, from slightly further afield, The Organic Pantry in North Yorkshire)
- Create innovative ways of thinking and new research collaborations