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Food security and choice, can we have both? Professor Charles Godfray at TEDxHousesofParliament

Charles Godfray is Hope Professor at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food

The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:15

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Crops for the future: beyond food security

Dr Sayed Azam Ali Professor of Global Food Security University of Nottingham Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

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The Future of Food in the City: Designing Food Systems in Urban Areas

Feeding Cities conference breakout session moderated by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, with speakers James Haig Streeter and John Sugrue. Additional material from the Feeding Cities Conference.
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Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the roles for firms and foundations?

Jeff Raikes (CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Greg Page (CEO, Cargill) present their views on global food security and the roles of the private sector and foundation community at Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment's inaugural Global Food Policy Symposium series. The Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series is a two-year, twelve-lecture series on pro-poor growth and food security policy.

Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Gawain Kripke is the director of policy and research at Oxfam America and has more than 20 years of experience working on public policy and advocacy issues. His department conducts research and policy advocacy focusing on the effectiveness of foreign aid and development, climate change, trade and agriculture, humanitarian issues, and extractive industries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:43

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Eric Holt-Giménez: Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming

Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming. Today, a billion people live in hunger. Peak oil and environmental degradation threaten the food security of billions more, particularly with half the world's population living in urban environments where they are dependent on industrially produced and imported food. A transition is urgently needed, but how? What alternative policies can enable communities to realise their own food security in the face of environmental challenges, while also improving livelihoods, building resilience, and conserving ecosystems? Many food-related movements have already emerged around the world, but what ongoing challenges do they face?

Future of food and drink industry: fast, quality, value, customer service

Future of convenience stores, corner store retailing, food and drink industry, OXXO brand owned by FEMSA in Mexico. Fast food and drink, drink bottling including Coca-Cola, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, wholesaling, warehousing. Nutrition, performance and health foods, obesity, diabetes and social responsibility.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:03

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Reviving Our Culture, Mapping Our Future

This tells the story of a special gathering in Venda, South Africa and a community process in eco-cultural mapping. Indigenous leaders from Altai (Russia) and the Colombian Amazon and NGO representatives from Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa accompany the Tshidvizhe community as they explore a simple yet powerful way to express the past and present of their territory and livelihoods onto hand-drawn maps. The maps highlight the importance of their culture, sacred sites and territory, and empower them to map the future towards which they need to strive.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:43

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Language and the wealth gap: Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi at TEDxSoweto

Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi explores the often-neglected connection between language, and closing the wealth gap. His simple proposal is that we need to start investing in providing education in languages that people can understand. In this TEDxSoweto 2012 talk, he draws our attention to the blind-spotted dangers of not doing so.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:10

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