So, below is a bit of the press release for a meeting next Tuesday, from 7pm to 9pm at the Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE (two minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens). It’s based around a report by the
Tyndall Centre Sustainable Consumption Institute (see our July 2012 article – “what’s cooking? The planet, soon enough“)
On Tuesday 9th October, Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people in Greater Manchester to an event to learn more about how climate change will impact food production and how the food we buy, grow and eat can make a difference.
Dr Alice Bows co-author of the hard-hitting report ‘What’s Cooking’ Adaptation and Migration in the UK Food System and a senior researcher at the Sustainable Consumption Institute will talk about her recent research on the impact of climate change on food production.
The research found that UK consumers could face dramatically reduced food choices in the future unless much more is done to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It also warns that foods which families now take for granted, such as meat and fresh vegetables, could become too expensive for many if global temperatures rise in line with the current trends and reach 4 degree C within the lifetime of many people.
The meeting will also include presentations on the Healthy Planet eating campaign by a national Friends of the Earth campaigner and from the Kindling Trust talking about local food producers and projects.
UPDATE: 8th October 2012. I got the facts wrong. The “What’s cooking” report was produced by academics at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, not Tyndall. The post above has been updated to reflect this. Marc Hudson