Geoff Tansey will discuss the differing narratives - notably the 'productivity' vs.' 'sufficiency' narratives - which underlie differing approaches to creating a well-fed world. Solutions must look far beyond a focus in technology and production to achieve that goal. Key questions revolve around which of the various actors in the current dysfunctional food system is hungry for what - and how systemic change is needed to create just food systems that enable everyone to be well-fed.
Geoff Tansey works for fair, healthy and sustainable food systems as an independent writer and consultant. (See http://www.tansey.org.uk). His books include The Food System: a guide (with Tony Worsley) and co-editorship of The future control of food - A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security. He was honorary visiting professor of food policy at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1996-99 and is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University and honorary visiting fellow at the Centre for Rural Economy at the Newcastle University.
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