Peak Meat – a game changer for food production, the environment and health?
This is an issue of worldwide importance. Intensive production of meat and milk is a major source of greenhouse gases, water pollution and soil degradation. Many people are turning to a vegetarian or vegan diet. However, food production is vital to New Zealand’s economy and to ensuring the world has enough to eat.
The discussion will include the following topics:
How will changes in demand, modern technology and an awareness of ethical, environmental and health issues affect our agricultural production?
What are the impacts of meat and milk production?
People are eating less meat and dairy – why and what are the consequences on our environment, health, farmers, animal welfare and economy?
Is artificial meat going to take off?
Should we be planning for this?
* Jocelyn Eason: General Manager Science - Food Innovation, Plant & Food Research
* Kevin Marshall: Chair, Riddet Institute, NZ Food Safety Science and Research Centre, and the Food Industries Enabling Technologies
* Nick Pyke: Director, AgInnovate, and Co-Founder, Leftfield Innovation
* Ronan Phelan: Vegan advocate and environmentalist
Date: Thursday 28 March 2019
Time: 7.30pm, doors open 6.30pm
Venue: Stewart Building, Lincoln University (no. 62 or C3 on the campus map)
Cost: $5.00 koha. Refreshments and nibbles provided.