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ANU Seminar: Creating a healthy and sustainable food system for Australia | November 24
Posted 1 October 2015 2:04pm

Seminar: Creating a healthy and sustainable food system for Australia

On the 24th of November 2015, representatives from governments and other institutions around the world will meet in Paris seeking a new global agreement on action on climate change. The future of our global food systems will be shaped by the decisions made at this meeting.

In Australia, action is needed to ensure that our national food systems can continue to supply plenty of nutritious, affordable and accessible foods in a way that is not damaging to the natural environment. Action is also needed to encourage humans to consume in ways that are good for the environment. Accompanying these environmental challenges are the ongoing problems of diet-related poor health and chronic diseases. In this National Forum on the 24th November we will lay out what can and needs to be done by consumers, food industry, government and the not for- profit sectors based on empirical findings from two complementary Australian Research Council funded environmental sustainability – nutrition research projects: “FOODPRINT” and “SUSTAIN”.

Location: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre, Building #130, Cnr Garran Rd & Liversidge St, ANU


Speakers and facilitators include:

Ms Susan Helyar, ACOSS ACT

Ms Melissa Cameron, Dairy Australia

Dr Lisa Studdert, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health

Ms Genevieve Jacobs, ABC Radio

Prof Sharon Friel, RegNet, The Australian National University

Prof Mark Lawrence, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University

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