UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science - 4th Biennial Symposium

The 4th Biennial Symposium of the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science entitled Rethinking the Food Systems will take place online on 9th December 2020. 

The symposium aims to focus on an integrated approach to food production, land use and healthy diets and is targeted towards food industry professionals and academics who wish to learn more about the relationships between activities relating to the production, processing, distribution and utilisation of food within the boundaries of climate change mitigation and a healthier world. 

This event is organised by UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, with the support of UCD Institute of Food and Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland. 

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

13.00  

Introduction - Prof Alex Evans, Head of School, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

13.15 Session 1: The Challenge facing our Food Systems
 

Dr Aifric O'Sullivan, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD (Chairperson)

Our future food system: the renewed role for plants, Prof Fiona Doohan, School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD

Pragmatic production: efficient and resilient agriculture, Prof Jonathan Rushton, Professor of Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, University of Liverpool

14:05

Session 2: Potential Solutions

 

 

Dr Edel Kelly, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD (Chairperson)

Food systems for people and our planetProf Tim Benton, Research Director in Emerging Risks, Chatham House, UK

Modelling of an Irish sustainable diet - Dr Breige McNulty, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD

15.05 Session 3: State of the Art
 

Dr Helen Sheridan, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD (Chairperson)

Sustainable Ruminant Systems - Dr Zoe McKay, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD

Healthy Personal and Planetary Diets - Prof Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

16:00

Panel Discussion

 

Prof Dolores O ‘Riordan, Director, UCD Institute of Food and Health (Chairperson)

Panel

Prof Tommy Boland, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD

Dr Barry McMahon, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD

Dr Edel Kelly, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD

Dr Michelle Collins, Glanbia

16:30 END
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