Feeding the Country: What’s Wrong with How We Eat?
Explore the politics of food in a time of growing global crisis
Food is personal and social, economic and political. Rich in symbolism and connotation, Feast for the Eyes is a representation of the fantasies and realities of our past and present. But what will our future look like as we continue to see temperatures rise, increasing land degradation and an ever-expanding world population? How can we make our cities more sustainable? What impact does contemporary lifestyle have on waste production? Join us for a panel discussion as we examine the impact our individual food choices have on global food systems.
Contributors include Imogen Davis (Native) and Mark Diacono (Otter Farm), chaired by Anna Dannemann (The Photographers’ Gallery).
Imogen Davis is the co-founder of Native, a modern British restaurant focused on zero-waste. Having grown up in rural Northamptonshire, Davis has always had an affinity with nature. As a born hunter-gatherer, she mastered the arts of foraging, plucking and skinning with ease, from an early age. Davis' incredible palate for Britain’s wild food has been widely recognised, notably having been named as one of Grace Dent’s ’10 People to Watch in the Food Industry’ in 2017.
Having acquired a Masters in Environmental Management, Mark Diacono worked as a consultant advising local authorities and government agencies on sustainable landscape management, writing national guidance, with a particular interest in food production. He subsequently established a low carbon smallholding - Otter Farm - growing numerous unusual crops that might offer potential for commercial production in the UK. Mark has written and/or produced photographs for 13 books, winning food book of the year twice. He was also involved with River Cottage in the early days, appearing in the TV series and writing three of the River Cottage Handbook series.
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