Food and our Future in the West Midlands
A discussion on how food supply and demand will affect our future lives in the region
Why are we seeing a growth in the number of food banks and the numbers who depend upon them across the West Midlands region at the same time as we face a growing obesity epidemic, much of it within our younger population? What do we actually know about the extent of these issues and their causes? What can we do locally to mitigate negative consequences and what local, national and international trends do we have to consider in the short, medium and long term?
These are questions that will be addressed at the first event of a joint initiative to stimulate debate on the importance of issues related to food to the future of the West Midlands region, its people and its businesses.
· Chris Mould, Executive Chairman of the Trussell Trust
· Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health, Birmingham
· Professor Liz Dowler, Professor of Food and Social Policy at Warwick University and a trustee of the Food Ethics Council