'Probiotic agriculture: using life to regenerate the food system' with Prof Jamie Lorimer

Past Event

10 March 2021, 4:00pm - 4:45pm


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A probiotic turn is underway in various domains of health and environmental management.

Probiotic approaches introduce organisms into ecological systems and manage their dynamics to restore desired functions and services. They aim to address the problems caused by the overreach of modern, antibiotic approaches that have simplified and degraded ecological systems and compromised their resilience and sustainability. This talk provides an overview of this shift, and illustrates its implications for agriculture and food. It focuses on the example of regenerative agriculture and the roles it affords livestock, plants and microbes in tackling environmental problems.

This event is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Please register at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/probiotic_planet

For more information please contact futureoffood@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk


Professor Jamie Lorimer
Professor of Environmental Geography

Jamie Lorimer is a professor of environmental geography at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research examines the production of environmental knowledge, and how this knowledge comes to shape the world around us.