Questioning the future of what we eat

With media reports of horsemeat in burgers and the shocking quantity of waste in the food chain, food has been a very topical issue recently. Here in the North East, people across the region have been getting together to discuss the future of food. Next month we’ll be involving scientists and researchers in these discussions and we’re inviting anyone who has been involved with the initiative to come along.

The big event is on 23 February when community groups will meet and talk with scientists and researchers. In preparation for this, we are holding a meeting on 16 February to discuss the questions we would like to ask. Then on 22 February we will be unveiling a play that uses participatory drama to explore the issues and promote discussion.

You are welcome to attend any or all of these events.  Please see below for more details and email William Mortada on to book a place.

Download our flyer: The Big Our Food Get Together (PDF 115kB)

The Big Our Food Get Together

Saturday 16 February 2013, 12-4pm, Deckham Community Centre, Gateshead

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about food and discuss the questions you would like to put to the scientists and other researchers, who will be visiting Tyneside the following week.  Come along and have your say.

Our Food: A drama

Friday 22 February 2013, 6.30pm – 8.00pm, Live Theatre, Newcastle

This play will explore how people’s views about food are often side-lined by the agendas of multi-national corporations and narrow research interests.  It draws on the views and discussions of everyone involved in the Our Food initiative.

You can book tickets (free) via the Live Theatre website: Our Food: a drama

Questioning the future of what we eat

Saturday 23 February 2013, 10am-4pm, Deckham Community Centre, Gateshead

Over the last six months Our Food has brought together people with professional expertise in the food system to discuss how we could have a more healthy and sustainable food system.  Meanwhile, people from the North East have organised get togethers to discuss what they feel about the food system.

This event will be an opportunity for both groups to meet and share their perspectives on food in a friendly supportive environment.  We will identify areas that need further study and those where there is enough knowledge to support action now.

Please email William Mortada on for more details on any of these events or to book a place.


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