The Future of Food: Good Food Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth!

As part of the international Food for Change campaign Slow Food Ludlow Marches invites you to a special talk by Shane Holland, Executive Chair of Slow Food in the UK at Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street – 7pm on Wednesday 16th October.

All welcome to this free event.

The Future of Food: Good Food Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth!

With the global population forecast to approach 10 billion by 2050 and the planet in the grip of a climate emergency, how can we feed ourselves in a sustainable way? Newspapers scream that plant milk is better for the environment than animal milk, yet is this always true? Are faux-meat burgers better for our health?  Shane Holland will answer these questions in his interactive lecture, touching on subjects as diverse as the Arab Spring, pollinators, gut health, the US Dust Bowl and why speaking English as a second language can give you diabetes. His solutions are compelling, simple and timeless: food should be good, clean and fair.

Shane Holland is the Executive Chairman of Slow Food in the UK.  He speaks extensively on sustainable food issues and is a regular talking head on BBC radio discussing issues as diverse as vegan v meat-based eating, sustainable farming and whether insects will be our protein source of the future. He has given evidence to Parliament, guest lectures at a number of universities and speaks about food issues at the Climate Coalition. He was named by TED as an “Architect of Tomorrow” and, in addition to Slow Food, he chairs Eat Club, an organisation that teaches food skills to young people, and is past Chair of Plan Zheroes, the platform that connects good surplus fresh food with charities and people in need.

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