#FoodTalks: How food can save the world

The overarching theme of our #FoodTalks in 2020 is ‘We are all emergency respondents now.’ In this webinar, we explored whether and how we can use the lens of food to save the world – including how we can transform our food systems to tackle the climate, biodiversity, obesity and democracy emergencies – and other injustices. The purpose of the session was to identify opportunities to use the power of food to address some of the big challenges we are all facing.

In challenging times, it is important to carve out spaces to discuss the issues we face, to share thoughts, experience and expertise, and to work out ways to collectively move forward. This event was an online discussion, hosted by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council, with contributions from:

  • Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City and Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World (keynote)
  • Safiya Robinson, cook and founder of sisterwoman vegan
  • Abi Aspen Glencross, Head of Grains, Duchess Farms + co-founder of The Sustainable Food Story

The event was aimed at people working to create positive change in the food system (including London Food Link members) and members of Impact Hub Kings Cross, but was open to all.

You can view the full video recording below and download a written summary of the many questions, insights, experiences, and knowledge shared between the three speakers and c. 150 participants (joining from different parts of the UK, as well as from as far afield as the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Sweden and Ghana).

#FoodTalks is brought to you by a partnership of the Food Ethics Council, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico, and London Food Link, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Download the written summary below.