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Food – A Sustainable Future for Manchester

May 25, 2013

The Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester and Manchester Museum are hosting a series of discussion events exploring the development of a sustainable future for Manchester. These events will bring together experts from outside the University and academic researchers to present the pertinent issues, ideas and solutions surrounding transport, clothing, housing, biodiversity and food.

The last event in the series is on 28 May is on the theme of Biodiversity.
Tuesday 28 May: Food Pam Warhurst, Incredible Edible. Encouraging people to share responsibility for the wellbeing of one another and the planet, Incredible Edible works with public bodies to use land for planting and growing, and with local communities to support their own sustainable ideas. Chair of Incredible Edible Todmorden, Pam Warhurst, will discuss the future of the environment through sustainable food growing, turning towns into edible landscapes where the produce is freely available to anyone who wants it; in doing so, making communities stronger, creating social enterprises and educating the young. Also considering the pertinent issues and ideas surrounding food and sustainability – Lynda McIntosh, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Sustainable Consumption Institute, will discuss the inspiration behind Meat Free Mondays at the University; Jane Raftery, Knowledge and Outreach Manager for the Sustainable Consumption Institute, will look at current SCI projects; Professor Richard Preziosi will discuss sustainable fisheries and the maintenance of genetic stocks of economic aquatic species; and Dr. Emma Gardner, will discuss the idea of supporting local sustainable food production at the University.

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