The Politics of Food

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As the December elections are currently front of mind, we’re holding an event at City Hall on the evening of 16th December on the politics of food. Our panel of women will cover subjects such as food poverty, slave-free food, food waste, gender politics in professional kitchens, sustainability and more.

By the 16th of December, we will know the results of the General Election and what this may mean for UK’s position within Europe. Whatever the results and drama around the political parties, we believe that more and more people are becoming concerned or interested in the politics of food. It’s hard not to think about the ethical, cultural and environmental aspects of the food we eat and how it is produced, regulated, controlled and distributed.

City Hall at night

We invite you to join us at the heart of one of London’s most iconic & political buildings for an insightful and thought provoking discussion.

Chaired by Mex Ibrahim – co-founder of Women in The Food Industry and introduced by Clara Widdison Kitchen Social Programme Manager at Mayor’s Fund for London, our panel brings together the following women:

Angela Malik – Advisor and board member on the influential Mayor of London’s Food Board

Dr Anna Sulan Masing – Writer,  academic & trends forecaster, and co-founder of AMP

Ann Storr – Food Waste Fighter, workshop creator & strategist

Laura Winningham – CEO of City Harvest London, London’s first large scale, food redistribution effort to connect surplus food with those facing hunger

Nicola Matthews – UK and Ireland Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely – working toward 100% slave-free chocolate

Victoria Stewart – Freelance journalist, Founder of Hospitality Speaks & Insights Manager at  Belazu

After the panel discussion we’ll be giving away goodie bags including Tony’s Chocolonely & Belazu samples.

Book tickets now on  Eventbrite. Paid up Women In The Food Industry members can visit our private Facebook members page for a special code for a 50% Discount on tickets.  All tickets include a choice of soft drinks, beer, wine and nibbles AND the goodie bag. All are welcome to attend both women AND men!

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