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Festival focus day: The Future of Food

Saturday 14 June 2014,  Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

What are the best business models to feed 10 billion - less meat, local versus global? How do we ensure that we have enough land and natural resources to produce enough food? How do we ensure that food production and businesses create the best affordable but healthily outcomes for citizens?

Join us for the Future of Food Focus Day where experts from a variety of areas discuss and explore the order and chaos of food sustainability.

The Challenge of Feeding 9-10 Billion People

11am to 11.40am

The Future of Food

11.45am to 12.45pm


12.45pm - 1.15pm

The café will be open for refreshments.

New Technologies for Crop Production and Resilience

1.15pm to 2.45pm

Supermarkets, Supply Chains and Food Security

3pm to 4.30pm

Food: The debt of pleasure

6pm to 8pm


As well as the Ron Cooke Hub café being open all day, providing drinks, snacks and meals, there will also be a Quorn stand in the Hub serving free food and giving demonstrations on how to cook with Quorn. 

Quorn Thai salad



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