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Fixing Food

14 July 2018

How to eat well: for your body, your community, and for our planet

Food is one of our most basic human needs, and yet we do a spectacularly poor job at managing it. In a time of abundance the choices we must make about what to cook and what to eat are more and more challenging. 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.

Hear from some of the leading thinkers and researchers in the food industry, and learn about how you can better navigate this complicated and controversial terrain; from what you should eat and how you should cook it, to what you need to know from the latest science around ethical issues such as GMO farming.

A food-filled afternoon of knowledge and information for food lovers everywhere.


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.



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?