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Fixing Food

14 July 2018

Turn the tables on food myths and fads at our bite-sized talks festival.

Food is one of our most basic human needs, and yet we do a spectacularly poor job at managing it. Our personal relationship with food has rarely been a stranger: we follow fad diets, obsess about “clean eating”, turn purveyors of dubious and sometimes dangerous dietary information into social media celebrities, and shame people whose bodies don’t conform to an unrealistic ideal.

Spread over three events, hear from some of the leading opinions in the food industry who will discuss everything from controversial topics including food production and distribution to our consumption habits that have direct environmental and economic impacts.

Talks & Ideas

Fixing Food: What Should I Eat?

Chaired by Edwina Throsby 

Saturday 14 July 2018, 12 pm

New York Times bestselling author and pioneering food blogger Sarah Wilson; nutritionist and co-author of the bestselling CSIRO Diet books Professor Grant Brinkworth, and Ularai/Barkandji woman and expert in indigenous ingredients Jody Orcher bring some sensible talk into the confusing world of fad diets.

Also, enjoy a specially curated lunch from indigenous and locally sourced ingredients.


Talks & Ideas

GMO: No Way Or OK? 

Solo Talk: Mark Lynas 

Saturday 14 July 2018, 1.45pm

Genetically modified food is one of the most controversial aspects of agriculture. With so many conflicting arguments, it’s very hard to know what side you fall on. So why not hear from an expert who can speak from first-hand experience of both sides?