Intensive production of meat and milk is a major source of greenhouse gases, water pollution and soil degradation. Many people are turning to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
But food production is vital to New Zealand’s economy and to ensuring the world has enough to eat.
The discussion will include the following topics:
How will changes in demand, modern technology and an awareness of ethical, environmental and health issues affect our agricultural production?
What are the impacts of meat and milk production?
People are eating less meat and dairy – why and what are the consequences on our environment, health, farmers, animal welfare and economy?
Is artificial meat going to take off?
Should we be planning for this?
Nick Pyke, director, AgInnovate
Ronan Phelan, vegan and environmentalist
Jocelyn Eason, Food Innovation, Plant and Food Research
Kevin Marshall, chairman, Riddet Institute
Doors open 6.30pm, Event starts 7.30pm.
$5 koha on the door.
Refreshments and nibbles provided. Alcoholic beverages available from a cash bar.
Source: Lincoln University