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How Can We Eat & Live? Food, Climate & Health

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Wrapped in plastic, low in nutrients, high in calories and 50 per cent of the UK diet: does ultra-processed food have any place in a healthy diet? How do we ensure everyone has realistic access to fresh vegetables and fruit? How can local food build prosperity and security? Featuring Nikki Yoxall and Dr Christian Reynolds.

Nikki Yoxall is an educator and first generation farmer based in NE Scotland. She is currently undertaking PhD research into agroecological transitions, and has interests in holistic management, agroforestry, native breed cattle and connecting folk with their food.
She works with Pasture for Life to support the links between academic research and knowledge exchange and farmers. Nikki sits on the Nature Friendly Farming Network Scotland Steering Group and the board of NatureScot.

Dr Christian Reynolds is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Food Policy, City University, London; and an adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Food, University of Sheffield, and at the Barbara Hardy Institute for Sustainable Environments and Technologies, University of South Australia.

Natalie Bennett began her working life as a journalist, after studying agriculture at the University of Sydney. She joined the Green Party on the 1st of January, 2006 and was the leader of the party from 2012 - 2016. She was sworn in as a member of the House of Lords on October 15, 2019.

Part of our 2022 festival strand


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