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Hungry for What? Relfections on Food, Hunger and Justice Discussions with Geoff TanseyExport this event to calendar

Thursday, April 18, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

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.

Location 
EV3 - Environment 3
EV3 3412
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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