During the Covid-19 pandemic, Save The Children estimate that almost a third of parents on low incomes in the UK have had to cut back on food for themselves or their children. Our food systems, globally, add an estimated 25% of greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing significantly to the climate emergency (Carbon Brief 2020). And around the world millions of people, whether underfed or overfed, are unarguably mal-nourished.
What can we do differently to alleviate hunger and improve healthy eating within planetary boundaries? How do we achieve sustainable nourishment globally, in Scotland, and in our own homes? What will it take to have thriving people on a thriving planet?
And finally, what changes can we make individually to alter the production and consumption of food? Is veganism, vegetarianism or even flexitarianism a choice for you to eat more sustainably?
Find out from these leaders at our next Women in Sustainability Network Glasgow event.
Manda Lakhani from The Hunger Project will speak about their mission to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.
The Scottish Government’s ambition is for Scotland to become a Good Food Nation. What does that mean? Keesje Avis from Nourish Scotland will share their work towards developing a fair, healthy and sustainable food system in Scotland that truly values nature and people.
Dr Laura Freeman, GP, Lifestyle Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Plant-Based Health Online will share her evidence-based approach to explain how plant-based diets can make a real difference to how we live our lives and reduce our environmental impact.