22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Climate Change and Food

Climate Change and Food

There is an impending perfect storm of pressure on our food production system, with increasing population and changing consumer tastes, in the face of rising temperatures and extreme weather events. Tim Gore, head of food policy andclimate change for Oxfam, said “The main way that most people will experience climate change is through the impact onfood: the food they eat, the price they pay for it, and the availability and choice that they have.”. Yet, at the same time, food production is a bigger contributor to climate change than transport. I’ll explain the main ways food contributes to climate change, bust some myths about local and organic food, and suggest some ways food could be different in the future.

Speaker: Sarah Bridle

Days

Saturday 2018