Our species is slowly coming to terms with its ability to destroy itself many times over with WMDs or to wreak catastrophic environmental change, and now a third global crisis is looming around food. Our need for it is a universal one, but are we going to be able to live within our means and the capabilities of the environment to make sure there’s enough for all?

We’re on the cusp of a food revolution and the way we behave now will determine the future of humanity. Geoff Tansey is a writer and consultant on food and sustainable food systems, and in this event he’ll show us the world as it might be in 2045. What will we need to do by then to guarantee our survival? How can we bring about the fundamental shift in behaviour, from violent, sulky adolescent species to mature, responsible custodians of the planet, that will be required? Come and hear Geoff in conversation with Paul Rogers, global security specialist and professor of Peace Studies at the university of Bradford, to discover why it’s time to grow up and share the food, or die out.


Geoff Tansey

Geoff Tansey curates the online Food Systems Academy, was a member of The Food Ethics Council from 2000-2021 and chaired the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty. His books include ‘The Food System: a guide’ and ‘The future control of food – A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security’.


Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He trained originally as a biologist, lectured at Imperial College and worked in East Africa on tropical crop research before working on environmental conflicts and joining Peace Studies in 1979. His research is on the changing causes of international conflict, especially in relation to political violence, socio-economic divisions and environmental limits to growth.