The Future of Food Event as iCalendar

(Politics and International Relations, Sociology, School of Social Sciences)

17 April 2018

1:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Fale Pasifika

Host: Project for Public Interest Media

Climate change, pesticide contamination, soil-depletion, loss of land, power politics, mass pollinator die-offs, and a host of big business practices threaten the long-term availability of healthy food.

In this symposium, we explore and diagnose the problems we face with food shortages, food insecurity, food inequities and potential crises. We then turn to solutions: How can we protect the long-term sustainability of healthy food? What changes do we need to make to be sure our system is just, sustainable and resilient?

Panel discussion programme

1.30-2.50pm Panel one: What are the food security problems we face?
  Annie Bartos School of Environment, University of Auckland
  Gerhard Sundborn School of Population Health, University of Auckland
  Daniel Hikuroa School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland
  Mike Joy Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University
     
3.10-4.30pm Panel two: How to produce sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems 
  Michael Carolan College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University
  Richard Le Heron School of Environment, University of Auckland
  Nicolas Lewis School of Environment, University of Auckland
  Anastasia Telesetsky Faculty of Law, University of Auckland

About the panelists

Panel one

Ann Elizabeth Bartos is a Lecturer in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. She has authored book chapters including 'Food sovereignty and the possibilities for an equitable, just and sustainable food system”'in Eating, Drinking, Surviving: The international year of global understanding – IYGU and journal articles including 'The body eating its food politics: reflections on relationalities and embodied ways of knowing' in Gender, Place and Culture.

Gerhard Benjamin McDonald Sundborn is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. His has coauthored journal articles including 'Low sugar nutrition policies and dental caries: A study of primary schools in South Auckland' in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health and 'Sugar, dental caries and the incidence of acute rheumatic fever: A cohort study of Māori and Pacific children' in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland. He coedited the book Ara Mai he Tetekura: Visioning Our Futures: New and Emerging Pathways of Maori Academic Leadership and has coauthored journal articles including 'Ensuring objectivity by applying the Mauri Model to assess the post-disaster affected environments of the 2011 MV Rena disaster in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand' in Ecological Indicators.

Mike Joy is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University. He authored the book Polluted Inheritance: New Zealand’s freshwater crisis; authored book chapters including 'Our deadly nitrogen addiction' in The New Zealand Land & Food Annual; as well as coauthored journal articles including 'New Zealand dairy farming: milking our environment for all its worth' in Environmental Management.

Panel two

Michael Carolan is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Research for the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University. He has authored and coedited books including Reclaiming Food Security; The Sociology of Food and Agriculture; The Real Cost of Cheap Food; Food Utopias: Reimagining Citizenship, Ethics and Community; and Biological Economies: Experimentation and the Politics of Agrifood Frontiers.

Richard Le Heron is a professor of Geography in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. His has coauthored and coedited books including Knowledge, Industry and Environment: Institutions and Innovation in Territorial Perspective; Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems: Markets and Livelihoods; Agri-Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks; and Biological Economies: Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers.

Nicolas Ian Lewis is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. He coedited the book Biological Economies: Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers and has authored book chapters including 'Constructing economic objects of governance: the New Zealand wine industry' in Agri-Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks.

Anastasia Telesetsky is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland. She has coauthored and coedited the books The International Law of Disaster Relief; Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law; and Marine Pollution Contingency Planning, State Practice in Asia-Pacific States.