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The Future of Food - York Festival of Ideas


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The future food security of the UK is a major challenge and one that can make the difference between "order and chaos" (the theme of the 2014 York Festival of Ideas).

Date and Time

14 June 2014 - 11:45-12:45


York, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Yorkshire North local network.

About this event

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Part of the Future of Food theme day at the York Festival of Ideas


Professor Sue Hartley, Director of York Environmental Sustainability Institute
Tim Finnigan, Director of R&D, Quorn Foods
Professor Tim Benton, Global Food Security Champion
Professor Jonathan Jones, Senior scientist, Sainsbury Laboratory Chair:Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 Food Programme


IET North Yorkshire Network are pleased to be sponsors again of the York Festival of Ideas in 2014. 
This panel discussion will look at the challenges around increasing demand for food, increasing constraints on supply growth such as climate change, nutrient, fuel, land and water competition, and the need to be more sustainable. The future food security of the UK is a major challenge and one that can make the difference between "order and chaos" (the theme of the 2014 Festival of Ideas).
Prof Tim Benton is the 'Champion' for the UK’s Global Food Security programme. The Global Food Security programme is a partnership of the UK’s main public funders of research in food security, including the Research Councils and UK Government.
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Programme to be confirmed in due course

Reasons to attend

All welcome (not just for engineers!)

Additional information

Venue: RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East, University of York

Registration information

Booking required - please go to the York Festival of Ideas website at and follow the link.

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