Transparent Lab, Brisbane: Global Food Forum
Topic: Students to question the future of food with leading agriculture scientists
Date: Thursday, 27 February, 2014
Time: 8.30 am to 2.30 pm
Venue: Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane
Entry Fee: Closed Event
Contact: Contact: Professor Robert Henry, Tel: (07) 3346 0552
Details: The Global Food Forum is an opportunity for senior secondary students to engage with one of the grand challenges of the 21st Century – feeding nine billion people. Already two in seven people are undernourished and many developed countries are excessively wasteful with food. Hosted by St Laurence’s College, the Forum will discuss the issues and opportunities for Australia’s agriculture industry that will arise from both the global population growth and the changing dietary habits of an expanding Asian middle-class.
The programme is an intense one day insight into this global issue and its solutions from world experts. It meets curriculum requirements of senior Science, Economics, Business Studies, Geography and Study of Religion. To bring together so many talented young people to acknowledge they are part of a global world and confront a critical issue of world demography is an opportunity to educate future leaders. The goal is to acknowledge the problems, consider solutions and engage in strategy.