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Peak Food? Arena Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 26th, 2011

27 July , 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Image: dane brian via flickr CC

Peak food? Escalating threats and emerging possibilities in the production and distribution of food

Many of us share a growing awareness that we are on the threshold of social, ecological and political transformations as encompassing as the scientific and institutional shifts of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The escalating risks of climate change, peak oil, nuclear technology and economic meltdown are only some of the most obvious consequences of a world dominated by neo-liberal institutions and underpinned by a dangerously seductive faith in the capacity of technological innovation to drive boundless economic growth and consumerism.

In this public forum Kirsten Larsen, Ben Fallon and Adam Grubb will lead a discussion about

  • the accelerating risks and threats to global – and local – food security
  • the inequities and waste of current food production and distribution systems
  • the relationship between food choices and healthy ecosystems
  • alternative food production and distribution approaches and practices
  • innovative and holistic farming methods including comparisons between regenerative integrated farms and agricultural monocultures
  • the potential of city spaces to produce food including through urban scale permaculture strategies

Where: Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St Fitzroy (b/n Brunswick & Nicholson Sts)

When: Wednesday July 27, commencing 7.30 pm

Further information: 9416 0232 or

All welcome: gold coin donation at door