Science Festival Keynote Event - Feed the World: Q&A panel and exhibition

Basement Theatre, Melbourne School of Design

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Billions of people struggle every day to get enough food to meet their basic energy and nutrient requirements, while those of us in wealthy countries generally eat too much and waste huge amounts of food. Add the impacts of climate change and the situation looks grim. How can science, technology, and society work together to solve these interconnected problems?

An expert panel of researchers and activists from the university and not-for-profit sectors, including OzHarvest and World Vision will discuss how we might feed the world now and into the future, and answer your questions about the future of agriculture, food distribution, nutrition and consumption.

The panel will be followed by a reception with vegetarian food from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and displays and activities to inspire further conversation.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Uma Kothari, Director of the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Melbourne, and includes:

  • Ms Ronni Kahn – CEO of food rescue charity OzHarvest
  • Professor Herbert Kronzucker – Global agriculture researcher and Head, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
  • Mr Tony Rinaudo – Natural Resources Management Specialist, World Vision Australia
  • Dr Seona Candy – Future city researcher, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

This event is part of the 2017 University of Melbourne Science Festival.
Students, staff and the general public are all welcome to attend. Registrations required.  
Check out the full Science Festival Program.