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From Plate to Planet: Facing the challenges of feeding the world

Date: 4th November 2019

Location: The Lemon Tree 5 West North Street Aberdeen AB24 5AT

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Cost: Free but booking essential

When it comes to our health and the environment the facts about food are confusing. What should we think? What needs to change?

From plate to planet event

Red meat consumption is described as being good for you, providing an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and bad for you – raising blood cholesterol and increasing the incidence of bowel cancer.

It’s also described as either devastating for the environment due to effluent waste and animal methane contributing to overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs); or beneficial for the natural economy and future generations through low-intensity, grass-fed systems. So where does this seemingly-contradictory picture leave us here in Scotland? What should we think? And what then should we do as tax payers and consumers?

Scotland’s Rural College brings together two people to challenge our thinking and to help us make up our minds:

  • Denise Walton, an award-winning organic beef farmer from the Scottish Borders, who’s also set up an on-farm butchery to deliver from farm-to-fork, while at the same time making sure she improves the farm’s biodiversity and habitat
  • Professor Sir Charles Godfray from the Oxford Martin School at University of Oxford. A population biologist, Charles is interested in how our global food system must change, via “sustainable intensification”, if it’s to cope with the 21st century challenges facing humanity

Denise and Charles will share their thoughts for a few minutes, and then it’s over to you to ask questions and debate – and move our ideas forward on this crucial matter – not just for us but for future generations.

This event is free but booking is essential.  Get your ticket here.

Come and join us and bring your friends!

Information on parking:

There are two nearby multi-storey car parks (each approx. 5 minute walk away from venue):

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