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Earthwatch Debate. Food for Thought: Can Veganism Save the Planet

Charles Godfray, David Stanley, Maggie Charnley, Tony Wardle and Elinor Newman-Beckett Chaired by Lucian Hudson

Sunday, 31 March 2019

10:00am

1 hour

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Population biologist Professor Sir Charles Godfray, livestock farmer Dave Stanley, policy maker Maggie Charnley, associate director of Viva Tony Wardle, and associate at SystemIQ Elinor Newman-Beckett join a panel put together by Oxford’s Earthwatch charity to debate whether veganism is a way to save the planet.

There will be an estimated 9 billion mouths to feed globally by 2050. Which farming system can meet the long-term food needs of society, whilst also protecting the environment?  Is veganism the way to save our planet or just an unobtainable panacea? Questions will be invited from the public

Godfray is director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and a professor of population biology in the Department of Zoology. He has a particular interest in the global food system and how it will need to change and adapt to the challenges facing humanity this century. Stanley is a farmer and director of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association. He built up a pedigree beef herd that was totally grass fed, is a winner of the Lincolnshire Environmental Award for Farming and is a strong believer in operating within natural lifecycles. Charnley is senior leader: farming and food sectors and trade policy, department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  Wardle is an associate director and editor at the charity Viva, which campaigns for animal rights and in support of veganism. Newman-Beckett works on sustainable supply chain strategies to grow farmer prosperity and reduce deforestation.

Discussions are chaired by Lucian Hudson, a communications specialist and trustee of Earthwatch who was recently appointed interim director of public affairs and communications at the University of Oxford.

This debate is part of a programme of events entitled Pasture to Plate® which consider issues around farming, pasture-fed food, rotation of crops, rewilding and rural literature.

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BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden