Melchett to head City Food Lecture
Influential figures from the world of food and drink will debate a range on high-profile, food-related issues this month at a lecture sponsored by the Food Standards Agency.
Influential figures from the world of food and drink will debate a range of high-profile food-related issues next week at a lecture sponsored by the Food Standards Agency.
The 2007 City Food Lecture, now in its seventh year, will take place on Tuesday, January 23 at London's Guildhall.
The keynote speech at this year's event will be given by Peter Melchett of the Soil Association. He will speak on "food and values - the organic future". His lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.
The panellists are: Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University, Prue Leith, chair of the School Food Trust, Sir Stuart Hampson, chairman of John Lewis Partnership and Tim Smith, chief executive of Arla Foods.
The event will explore a range of issues that affect what people choose to buy and eat such as organic produce, environmental concerns, 'food miles'and animal welfare.
Terrence Collis, director of communications at the FSA, said: "This event offers the opportunity to have an informed debate about many of the food values that influence what we choose to eat. Many and varied claims are made about food and this event will be a chance to analyse and discuss the science behind some of these issues."
The City Food Lecture was launched in 2000 by City Livery Companies - the Bakers, Butchers,Cooks, Farmers, Fishmongers, Fruiterers and Poulters.