SEMINAR
FOOD – Good to Eat and Good for Ireland?

11 Oct 2013

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Event Details

 

Friday 11 October 2013 at the European Parliament Offices, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. However you can avail of our waiting list in the event of extra capacity becoming available.

Green Foundation Ireland wishes to acknowledge with thanks the support of Nessa Childers MEP and the European Parliament for hosting this event.

This all-day seminar on food addressed the complex issues of producing healthy food that consumers will trust by employing economical and sustainable agricultural practices.

We had an exciting list of speakers from a political, NGO, food industry, media and agriculture background.

While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
Please secure your place by pressing the “Book Here” button above.

Event Programme

 

9:00am to 9:15am / REGISTRATION

9:15am to 9:30am / Welcome
Nessa Childers MEP
Nuala Ahern (Chair, Green Foundation Ireland)

9:30am / Official opening of Food Seminar
Tom Hayes TD (Minister for Forestry, Horticulture, the Greyhound Industry and Food Safety)

9:45am / TRUSTING THE FOOD WE EAT?
Chair: Ella McSweeney (Broadcaster)
Speakers: Professor Alan Reilly (Chief Executive, FSAI), Suzanne Campbell (Food and Farming Writer), Éamon Ó Cuív TD (FF), Seamus Sheridan (GP).
15 minutes each speaker – 30 minutes Q & A.

11:15am to 11:30am / COFFEE

11:30am / HOW WILL FOOD BE PRODUCED IN 2020?
Chair: Trevor Sargent (Writer and Grower)
Speakers: Senator Kathryn Reilly (SF), Eddie Downey (Deputy President, IFA), Michael Kelly (GIY), Gill Westbrook (General Manager, IOFGA).
15 minutes each speaker – 30 minutes Q & A.

1:00pm to 2:00pm / LUNCH

2:00pm / WHAT WILL CONSUMERS WANT FROM FOOD IN 2020?
Chair: Nuala Ahern (Chair, Green Foundation Ireland)
Speakers: Nessa Childers MEP, Dylan McGrath (MasterChef Ireland and Fade Street Social), Grace Binchy (Bord Bia “Insight and Innovation”), Pat Lalor (Kilbeggan Organic Foods).
15 minutes each speaker – 30 minutes Q & A.

3:30pm / ROUND TABLE
Identifying the main themes emerging from the day.

4:00pm / END OF SEMINAR