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Date : 26/01/2022 | Time : 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

Can We Deliver Sustainable Food Production?

If we were not concerned about it before, COP 26 and the vast number of informational programmes and publications leading up to it have made us all aware of the fragility of future food supply. Is this the end of traditional British farming? Do we need to all become vegans? What should we be asking of our food suppliers? What about the role for government and the financial sector that set the regulatory and economic environment within which food is produced? Professor John Pickett will explore the complexity in this crucial matter for society. It is not all as straightforward as some would suggest but the underpinning science offers both understanding and solutions.

Professor John Pickett is an expert in research underpinning the move towards sustainable food production. His contributions to the field have been acknowledged with the 1995 Rank Prize for Nutrition and Crop Husbandry, election to Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1996, election to Membership of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina in 2001. John was appointed to CBE for Services to Biological Chemistry in 2004. In 2008 he was jointly awarded the Wolf Foundation Prize in Agriculture. He presented the Royal Society’s premier lecture in the biological sciences, the Croonian Prize Lecture in 2008, and the Cornell University Lecture in 2009. He was elected International Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2014. In August 2017, he gave the Sterling B Hendricks Memorial Prize Lecture at the 254th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington DC. In 2020, John was elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

 

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