Panel discussion: 'Sustainable food: creating a food system for healthy people and planet'

23 February 2023

Portrait of Michael Clark

with Michael Clark
Postdoctoral Researcher

Mike's research examines how dietary choices affect environmental sustainability and human health. He uses global models and meta-analyses to examine these issues and to provide insight into what can be done to reduce the impact that diets have on en...

Portrait of Joseph Poore

with Joseph Poore
Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Food Sustainability

Joseph’s research seeks to increase our understanding of the environmental impacts of agriculture and create solutions to mitigate these impacts. He is currently building the HESTIA platform as part of the Oxford Martin Programme on Food Sustainabili...

Portrait of Dr Tara Garnett

with Dr Tara Garnett
Director of Table

Tara is the Director of Table, which sets out the evidence, assumptions, and values underpinning different viewpoints on food systems controversies. Table is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Wageningen University & Research and t...

Food systems are a major driver of global biodiversity loss, deforestation, water scarcity and pollution, and pesticide toxicity.

Food production also generates greenhouse gas emissions that are a major contributor to climate change. With 1/3 of the earth’s land already used for agriculture and a growing global population, changes to both food production systems and consumption (on the part of organisations and individuals) are essential for a sustainable future where everyone has access to healthy food.

Join our panel, Dr Michael Clark, Oxford Martin Programme on Biodiversity & Society; Dr Sasha Gennet, The Nature Conservancy; Dr Joseph Poore, Oxford Martin Programme on Food Sustainability Analytics & Dr Tara Garnett (Chair), Table, as they discuss how sustainability in agriculture, food labelling, diet changes, and policy can help can create a food system that not only provides enough food, but keeps us and the planet healthy.

This event was part of the Oxford Green Action Week, a week full of exciting events that empower and celebrate environmental action. For more information: