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Popular Science - The Future of Food

You and the Planet: Food

Hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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Free, Ticketed


Join chef and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to discover how the food we eat affects the natural world.

This event is part of You and the planet, a series exploring global environmental issues with world-renowned speakers from science, business, politics and more.

Gordon Conway FRS is an ecologist with a special interest in agricultural pest control and biotechnology. As a pioneer in the sustainable management of agricultural land, Gordon has applied his knowledge for the benefit of the developing world, having worked extensively in Borneo, Indonesia, Thailand and later in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gordon currently heads the Agriculture for Impact initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This project aims to provide sustainable livelihoods for communities in Africa through intensified small-holder farming.

Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London.  Her work aims to support the design and delivery of policies that effectively and equitably improve the quality of diets locally, nationally and internationally. A regular advisor to governments, international agencies and NGOs, her work is concerned with providing solutions to all forms of diet-related ill-health, including obesity, malnutrition and diet-related non-communicable diseases. Between 2014-18, Professor Hawkes was Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report, and in 2018 she was appointed Vice-Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce by the Mayor of London.  She is also a Distinguished Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health.

Important Information: Temporary closure of two Gateshead car parks

Stage Time:

Demos Begin: 5pm (Sage Two Bar)
Sage Two Doors: 6pm
Start: 6.30pm
End: 8pm

Please note timings are subject to change