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Good Food for 9 Billion: Community Forum
Wed. 7 December 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
By 2050, the world population is expected to be nine billion people. To feed this population well, we will have to revise what we eat and how we produce food.
In this free panel discussion, renowned cooks, researchers, primary producers and industry experts will explore how we can sustainably produce enough high-quality, healthy food to feed the world in the face of population growth and climate change. The panel includes:
- Professor Mark Sutton: environmental physicist and Chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI)
- Emma Dean: cook, forager, author and winner of the 2013 series of MasterChef Australia
- Mick Keogh: Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute
- Lynne Strong: agriculturalist, Managing Climate Variability Climate Champion and CEO of Picture You in Agriculture
- Patrick Heffer: Senior Director, International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)
The panel will be facilitated by Maxine McKew, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, former MP for Bennelong and before that anchor of the ABC’s Lateline and 7:30 Report. She will take questions from the audience and lead the panel in a discussion of:
- What good food is – what we are getting right and wrong about the way we eat
- How our diet affects the environment, and what we may need to change in future
- How we can ensure the sustainability of the world's food supply
- Ways we have improved farming technology in the past century and what we can do to improve it in the future
This community forum will run alongside the 2016 International Nitrogen Initiative Conference (INI2016). Bus transport will be provided for INI2016 participants between the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the University of Melbourne.