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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Sustainable Food Systems
Tuesday 30 April 2019, 05:00pm - 07:00pm
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

Tuesday 30 April at 5.00 pm

Royal Anthropological Institute

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Dr Robert Biel, author of Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City, and Dr Paul Collinson, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

The book offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for the rural sector to convert to more organic sustainable approaches. Biel’s approach connects with current debates about agroecology and food sovereignty, asks key questions, and proposes lines of future research. He suggests that today’s food insecurity reflects not just temporary stress in the existing mode of production, but more profoundly the troubled process of generating a new one. He argues that the solution cannot be implemented at a merely technical or political level: the force of change can only be driven by the kind of social movements which are now daring to challenge the existing unsustainable order. Biel brings a unique interdisciplinary approach to this key global issue, creating a dialogue between the physical and social sciences. 

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe (TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
United Kingdom
http://www.therai.org.uk