|Dates:||20 November 2020|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students, General public|
The global food system is the greatest single disruptor of climate and ecosystems, with growing gaps between the under-fed and over-fed. The principles of collective food intelligence can help to design global-local agri-food systems, which combine new technology with ancient wisdom, with new kinds of socio-eco-enterprises.
The principles of agro-ecology and food democracy are now established – but to make them work we need collective intelligence in finance, trade rules, supply chains, land management, urban-rural linkages and so on. (For post-Brexit UK this is especially topical…)
As for Food 3.0 – we can begin by mapping some different Modes of systems organization –
· ‘Mass’ food in a Mode-I industrial production system;
· ‘Smart’ food, a Mode-II system of finance, innovation, lifestyles: along with displacement, expropriation, depletion etc;
· ‘Wiser’ food, a Mode-III combination of eco-efficient production, social responsibility and well-health, linking global chains with local livelihoods.
This first scoping Mind-Lab will build on the agro-ecology and similar movements: we will use the synergistic methods and tools, to explore new inter-connecting opportunities and pathways towards action.
(hosted by ‘the world’s most sustainable food company’ – Alara Wholefoods)
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