Food security for tomorrow

The challenges facing the global food system will be put under the spotlight in Sydney later this year.

The Governing Food Conference will be co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre and sponsored by The George Institute for Global Health.

Researchers, advocates and policy makers will examine how population growth, climate change and marketisation challenge the ability of the global food system to deliver safe, adequate, nutritious and sustainable food to the world’s population. It will take place at the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, from November 1 to November 3.

Panellists will explore the role of law, regulation and policy in promoting food security and safety, as well as in improving nutrition and preventing obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Abstracts are being sought on the following themes:

  • Food security
  • Food safety
  • Food sustainability
  • Equity and social justice in global food systems
  • The impact on science and new technologies on the food supply
  • The global food trade and national economics
  • Nutrition: under/malnutrition, obesity and chronic disease

Keynote speaker Professor Corinna Hawkes will provide the opening night address: The Three Biggest Challenges Facing the Food System in the 21st century, on Tuesday, November 1. Professor Hawkes, is director of the Centre for Food Policy at City University London and is a specialist in the links between food policy, food systems, diet and health. She regularly advises governments, international agencies and NGOs.

Submit an abstract or find out more about the conference