EU Referendum: a spotlight on food & farmingTuesday 19th April, 3.30-6.30pmVenue: Bridge 5 Mill, M4 7HROrganised by The Kindling Trust and The Food Ethics Council
The EU influences every aspect of the UK’s food and farming systems; subsiding farming to the tune of billions and regulating everything from worker and consumer protection to rural development, biodiversity and river water quality.
The result of the impending referendum will have profound implications for the future of our food and farming sectors. As we prepare to go to the polls, join us as we bring together industry experts and those working in the sustainable food sector to get clued up about the implications of staying in or leaving the EU.
Hear from Nourish Scotland’s Pete Ritchie, agricultural economist Steve Webster, Lancashire Wildlife Trust‘s Anne Selby and Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University Charlie Clutterbuck and discuss the issues with others working for a more sustainable food system in our city and beyond. The event will be chaired by Dan Crossley of the Food Ethics Council.
We’ll be exploring the social, economic, cultural, environmental and ethical implications of the ‘stay’ or ‘leave’ outcomes, covering issues including
- the environment and our countryside
- animal welfare
- TTIP and trade
- food safety
- consumer protection
- rural economies
Food and farming has barely featured in referendum debates so far. Let’s put it back on the agenda! We hope you will be able to join us for this event and contribute to what promises to be a fascinating and informative discussion. It will also be a great opportunity to network with others working in, and with an interest in, food and farming.