‘FOOD, WALES & BREXIT’: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Abergavenny Community Centre, Park Street, Abergavenny
Talks by Pamela Mason and Catherine Fookes about the impact of Brexit on our already
broken food system, followed by a discussion. Is there an opportunity to build a better future?
Pamela Mason is a public health nutritionist with a MSC in Food Policy from City
University in London. She has recently co-authored a book on sustainable diets
and food systems with Prof. Tim Lang. Pam is a member of the Just Food group
and is keen on contributing to Abergavenny and Monmouthshire having a healthier,
more enviromentally friendly, socially just food system.
Catherine Fookes has worked as a Food Campaigner at ActionAid, the Soil
Association and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming. At Sustain, she
was Co-ordinator of the Organic Targets Bill Campaign, a Parliamentary campaign,
leading to an Action Plan and greater support for organic farmers and recognition
from Government that organic farming provides more jobs, is better for the
environment and better for animal welfare.
Currently she is the Campaign Manager for the Organic Trade Board and has raised
the funding for three organic promotion campaigns, the latest in December 2016
when the EU confirmed funding of 10.4 million Euros to promote organic food and
drink in the UK and Denmark.