Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

  • 12 December 2016

FCRN's Dr Tara Garnett opens Nobel Week Dialogue on Future of Food

Dr Tara Garnett, Nobel Dialogues Week

Dr Tara Garnett, at the Nobel Week Dialogue 2016

Can we ensure food and nutrition for all? How can food be produced, supplied and consumed more sustainably? Will food be different in the future? Can we continue to eat meat? How do you know what's good for you? What does eating mean to you? These are just some of the questions that this year's Nobel Week Dialogue asked, on the theme of The future of food: Your plate - Our planet.

Dr Tara Garnett, of the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), based at the ECI, participated in the Nobel prize celebrations, giving the opening speech the Nobel Week Dialogue event in Stockholm on 9 December. You can watch her talk, introducing the day's discussion below, via YouTube.

Dr Garnett was one of 25 speakers, including Nobel Laureates, the world's leading scientists and experts, key opinion leaders, policy makers, and over one thousand members of the public in the audience, who were brought together to "stimulate discussion at the highest level" on the theme of the 'future of food'.

Following on from the Nobel Week Dialogue in Stockholm, the FCRN, along with a number of Swedish collaborators, are exploring new ideas on how science, art, design and gastronomy can work together to create innovative solutions for a sustainable food future.

This follow-up event, entitled Changing what we eat - with the help of art, design and gastronomy: Insights from 'new' disciplines in envisioning and building a more sustainable food future, will be filmed on 12 December and made available on the FCRN YouTube channel.

"Addressing the values, norms and other structures that influence dietary patterns is critical if we are to create a healthier and more sustainable food future and reach the climate goals of the Paris agreement. Together with pioneers and unconventional thinkers from different fields, we hope this event will allow us to explore new ideas on how science, art, design and gastronomy can work together to create innovative solutions."

Dr Tara Garnett, FCRN founder and coordinator