Food, the Environment and the Future - Public Discussion at Greenwich, London UK - 21 May

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Food, the Environment and the Future

A Public Discussion


Date:  Tuesday 21 May 2019, 5.45pm

Location:  Queen Anne Court, Room QA080, University of Greenwich,

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LS


Come and hear speakers from Greenpeace, The Vegan Society and the National Farmers Union talk about what they see as the most important environmental issues facing food production and consumption today.



Camilla Berens, Greenpeace, Coordinator for Greenwich & Lewisham

David Exwood, National Farmers Union, Chair of South East England region

Will Gildea, The Vegan Society, Campaigns and Policy Officer

Facilitator: John Morton, Professor of Development Anthropology, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich


Camilla Berens is a journalist and environmental activist. She has been Greenpeace's area co-ordinator for Greenwich and Lewisham for ten years. Camilla strongly believes that non-violent direct action must play a central role in addressing the core issues behind climate change if we are to deal with the problem before it’s too late.


David Exwood is a first-generation tenant farmer on 2,500 acres in the Sussex Weald. Starting with 170 acres 30 years ago, the farm now grows a wide range of arable crops with beef, sheep and pigs as well as fruit and vegetables grown for the popular farm shop. He is also South East Region Chair for the National Farmers Union (NFU).


William Gildea is a campaigns and policy officer at The Vegan Society. The Vegan Society is the world’s oldest vegan organisation whose founder Donald Watson coined the term ‘vegan’ 75 years ago. This registered educational charity provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism, including to new and potential vegans, caterers, healthcare professionals, politicians and the media.


John Morton is Professor of Development Anthropology in the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich. His work at NRI involves applied research and consultancy in developing countries, especially on the impacts of climate change on the rural poor and opportunities for adaptation, and on social aspects of livestock development. He has been closely involved since 2004 in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


The event is free to attend, but booking is essential.  Please book your free ticket here and join us for light refreshments after the talk.


This talk has been organized by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Greenwich.


Further information:

Tel: +44(0)20 8331 7688


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