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Geoff Tansey on “Tinkering or Transformation: going beyond food and energy security for a well-fed world at peace"
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 02:00pm - 04:00pm

 Geoff Tansey


“Tinkering or Transformation: going beyond food and energy security for a well-fed world at peace"

Tuesday, April 16th


2:00pm - 4:00pm

Anthropology Building, 19 Russell Street, AP246



Geoff Tansey will discuss the range of innovations needed if we are to avoid food and farming becoming a source of conflict in the 21st century. He will outline a new project with the working title 'Food is a key to avoiding World War Three.' 


 Geoff Tansey works for fair, healthy and sustainable food systems as an independent writer and consultant. He is a member and a trustee of The Food Ethics Council. His books include The Food System: a guide (with Tony Worsley) and co-editorship of The future control of food - A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security. In June 2005, he received one of six Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries for a Just and Peaceful World’ Awards and, in 2008, he won the Derek Cooper Award for best food campaigner/educator, at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. He has degrees in soil science (Univ of Aberdeen) and history of and social studies of science (Sussex Univ) and also studied at Case Western Reserve University on a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship. He helped found and edit the journal Food Policy in the mid-1970s, has worked on various agricultural development projects in Turkey, Mongolia, Albania and Kazakstan and travelled widely. He was honorary visiting professor of food policy at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1996-99 and is now an honorary research fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University and honorary visiting fellow at the Centre for Rural Economy at the Newcastle University.


Location Anthropology Building, 19 Russell Street, AP246


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