Our changing diet in difficult times: report launch
On 26 July 2012 Waste Watch will launch a new report: Britain’s Changing Diet in Difficult Times.
2-5 pm, 26 July 2012, Banardo Hall, NCB, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE
Further details and free booking…
To mark the launch of Britain’s Changing Diet in Difficult Times, a new report from Waste Watch, an event will be held to explore how Britain’s diet has changed since the recession in 2008 and its impact on public health and the environment. The debate will discuss what opportunities and responses are required to improve both public health and the environmental impact of food.
Since 2008 we have seen rising food prices and reduced disposable income across the UK. At the same time our diet has been changing – consumption of 5-a-day produce is now in decline as is overall food purchasing. These changes are more pronounced in different social economic groups and evidence suggests food poverty is rising in deprived communities. Conversely a reduction in the total amount of food purchased and wasted in the home appears to be having positive effects upon carbon emissions and natural resource use.
There is a clear and urgent need to better understand the positive and negative changes taking place and for government and stakeholders across both public health and the environment to work together in a more joined-up way.
- Tim Burns, Waste Watch: Britain’s Changing Diet in Difficult Times – introduction to report and key findings
- Expert Panel Comments including Duncan Williamson from WWF’s Livewell Food Programme and Helen Crawley from the Centre for Food Policy at City University and First Steps Nutrition Trust.
- Question Time style debate
There will be plenty of opportunity to debate, network and question.
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