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Nov
21
Thu
“Diet, obesity and health: from science to policy” with Prof Susan Jebb @ Oxford Martin School
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Diet, obesity and health: from science to policy" with Prof Susan Jebb @ Oxford Martin School

*Part of the Oxford Martin School lecture series: ‘Food futures: how can we safeguard the planet’s health, and our own?’

Poor diet is the leading risk factor for ill health in the UK, carrying more risk than smoking or hypertension.

But in an era where we seem to be constantly bombarded with often conflicting messages about our diets, is all this information actually making us any healthier? How can we cut through media hysteria and use the science to make wise choices about the food we eat and how can the Government make sensible policy decisions to help with the impact our consumption habits have on our health.

All welcome, please register via the link provided.

Nov
28
Thu
“Plant genetics from Mendel to Monsanto” with Dame Ottoline Leyser @ Oxford Martin School
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Plant genetics from Mendel to Monsanto" with Dame Ottoline Leyser @ Oxford Martin School

*Part of the Oxford Martin School lecture series ‘Food futures: how can we safeguard the planet’s health, and our own?’

Plants and photosynthetic microbes have the extraordinary ability to convert light energy to chemical energy and as a consequence, they are the foundation of virtually all ecosystems and all agricultural systems on the planet.

The characteristics that make plants successful in natural ecosystems are often antithetical to agriculture and over 1000s of years we have domesticated plants to make better crops. The molecular genetics revolution of the 20th century has simultaneously provided a means to understand the relationship between plant genes and plant characteristics, and the ability to target and/or select specific genetic changes in plant genomes.

This combination of knowledge and technology opens the possibility for designer crops, and raises interesting questions about the governance of our food system.

All welcome, please register via the link provided. This talk is followed by a drinks reception.

Dec
5
Thu
“Brexit, agriculture & dietary risks in the UK” with Dr Florian Freund @ Oxford Martin School
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Brexit, agriculture & dietary risks in the UK" with Dr Florian Freund @ Oxford Martin School

*Part of the Oxford Martin School lecture series ‘Food futures: how can we safeguard the planet’s health, and our own?’

When the UK joined the EU in 1973 all previous trade barriers with the EU were abolished, which led to a strong intensification of trade with the European continent.

This situation will soon be a thing of the past, however, as new trade barriers will be erected with the withdrawal. Since the food self-sufficiency rate in the UK is particular low newly invoked trade barriers will significantly affect how food is produced and consumed in the UK.

All welcome, please register via the link provided.

Jan
7
Tue
Oxford Real Farming Conference 2020 @ St Aldates Church & Oxford Town Hall
Jan 7 – Jan 9 all-day
Oxford Real Farming Conference 2020 @ St Aldates Church & Oxford Town Hall

The 2020 Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) will be held in the St Aldates Church and Oxford Town Hall on 8th & 9th January. As always, this unique gathering of the UK’s sustainable and organic food and farming movements will offer a practical mix of on-farm advice, showcasing new techniques for best practice in agroecological farming, as well as broader discussions on what is needed for creating real change in our broken food system.

If you are a small-scale farmer, grower or producer you can choose a discounted £60 ticket for both days of the conference. For everyone else, a two-day ticket is £80.

Delegates can also choose to attend one of two locally-sourced dinners on Wednesday evening (8th). One is being hosted by Compassion in World Farming and the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association at Turl Street Kitchen and the other will be hosted by the Real Farming Trust at the Vaults & Garden in Radcliffe Square. The tickets for each of these cost £35. As always, everyone is welcome to attend a music and dancing session with a bar, hosted by the Landworkers’ Alliance, which is held in the Church.

This two-day conference offers opportunities to connect with others from across the food and farming sector, hear from experts in the field, and participate in discussions and workshops about how we can meet the challenges of producing good, healthy food in innovative and environmentally sustainable ways.

Early registration will take place from 6pm to 9pm on the evening of 7th January in the St Aldates Church, where our bar will be open and food will be available to buy market-style.

Please note that ORFC organisers can’t be responsible for bad weather or climate change and any cancellations that occur because of that.