The cost of food waste in Australia extends beyond the financial. Our current food system is unsustainable – it is ecologically unsound, socially unjust and unhealthy. We need to find positive ways to bring about change. Reducing our food footprint is one of the best ways to contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Tonight, Sydney Festival, supported by the City of Sydney, is holding a panel discussion – Whatever happened to “waste not, want not”.
Hosted by journalist, TV presenter, blogger and health coach Sarah Wilson, the forum provides insight into the time, effort, and resources that go into our food, and identifies some of the key issues and concerns surrounding what we eat… and what we don’t. Take a look at the journey from producer to retailer to consumer, and then delve into what gets left behind.
Sarah Wilson will be joined by Georgie Somerset (Australian beef producer), Natalie Isaacs (Founder and CEO of 1 Million Women), Jane Fullerton Smith (General Manager of Greenshoot Pacific), and Professor John Crawford (Chair of Sustainability and Complex Systems in Agriculture at the University of Sydney) to heighten the awareness of food waste and how we can all help to reduce it.
Whatever happened to “waste not, want not”, City Recital Hall Angel Place, tonight (Thursday 17 January) at 7pm.
STOP PRESS! This event has proved so successful that tickets are now exhausted. However we’re advised that if you line up prior to the event you are likely to get a seat just before the forum opens.