As part of British Science Week, join a panel of experts and politicians to discuss food security in Britain.

The UK faces a number of challenges to its food security, including long food supply chains, 'food deserts' in inner cities, wealth distribution imbalance, climate change and competition from abroad. These pose a real threat to the UK consumer; it is possible that food will become more expensive, choice limited or foods unavailable. 

This debate will investigate the role of consumers in reducing waste and influencing food security, as well as the development of GM crops, sustainable food production techniques, biofuels and the role of the government. 

So, can consumers really impact the food supply in the UK?

Chair: Professor Paul T. Lynch, Head of Natural Sciences, College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby

Confirmed speakers include:

Wyn Morgan, Food economist at the University of Nottingham

Paul Paine, Garden Co-ordinator at Ecoworks

Victoria Martindale, Derby Green Party Representative

Julia Davies, Head of Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University

Lucy Care, Liberal Democrat candidate for Derby North

The event is jointly hosted by the British Science Association and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. 

The first 50 attendees will receive free tea/coffee from the museum's cafe.

Start: 5.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm, 6pm warm up session, 6.30pm debate start)
End: 8pm

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