Symposium 2015: The Diversity of Food Research
Wednesday the 4th of February 2015
9:30 – 17:00
University of Brighton, Falmer campus, Checkland Building room D222
Following the success of the Food and the Public Good Symposium in November 2012, the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN) hosted a second symposium on the 4th of February 2015. This symposium displayed the diversity of food-related research being undertaken at the two universities and presented opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Keynote speech given by Professor Erik Millstone, University of Sussex, titled: The Evolution of Food Research and Policy Agendas
The symposium included a live international conversation on the Global Food Nexus and Local Realities with farmers in Ghana. This conversation presented an opportunity for grassroots knowledge sharing, questions-answers, and understanding local priorities of global concern. Contributors to this included farmers partnered with Trax Ghana, a local non-governmental organisation in Northern Ghana, Dr. Mikey Tomkins, Hunt Institute, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and Collette Haynes, Ashurst Organics.
Topics of presentations during the symposium included:
- Global food security
- Urban agriculture
- Food markets
- Politics of food and the media
- Food and public health
- Agricultural Research for Development
- Food science
You can see the programme for the symposium here.
The BSUFN Symposium 2015 was kindly supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) Fund