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BNF 50th Anniversary conference: Who is shaping the food choices of the future?

This British Nutrition Foundation conference will bring together leaders in the world of food and nutrition to consider who (and what) is shaping the food choices of the future.
When Oct 12, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital
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The bulk of the programme will be a mix of overview presentations and case studies on how technology has influenced food production over the past 50 years, and what is on the horizon for the next 20 years – for three sectors: agriculturemanufacturing and retailing, and how these may be influenced by some of the challenges we shall face such as the growing and ageing population, global climate change, BREXIT and changes to the political landscape. The final session will focus on the ‘consumer perspective’.

The day starts with a brief introductory talk from BNF that describes the many influences on food choices – public health challenges, the media, the food supply itself, through to consumer behaviour including influencing factors such as price preferences and habits/culture – ending with a focus on the future challenges of providing a sustainable food supply for the world’s growing and more prosperous population in the face of climate change, and the associated need for behaviour change.

Please view the conference flyer here and register here.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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