Dr Tara Garnett opens Nobel Week Dialogue on Future of Food

15 December 2016


Can we ensure food and nutrition for all? How can food be produced, supplied and consumed more sustainably? Dr Tara Garnett, founder of the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) and Principal Investigator on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, addressed these issues when she opened this year's Nobel Week Dialogue on the theme of The Future of Food: Your Plate - Our Planet.

Dr Garnett gave the opening speech at the Nobel Week Dialogue event in Stockholm on 9 December. She was one of 25 speakers, including Nobel Laureates, leading scientists and experts, key opinion leaders and policy makers who were brought together to "stimulate discussion at the highest level" before an audience of more than 1,000 members of the public.

She told the audience: "Addressing the values, norms and other structures that influence dietary patterns is critical if we are to create a healthier and more sustainable food future and reach the climate goals of the Paris agreement."

Following on from the Nobel Week Dialogue in Stockholm, the FCRN, along with a number of Swedish collaborators, went on to explore new ideas on how science, art, design and gastronomy can work together to create innovative solutions for a sustainable food future, at a second event on 12 December.

Video: Watch the Your Plate - Our Planet discussions on YouTube