The global food system is challenged by issues of drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition, and exploited workers. Population growth and the forces of marketization have further compromised the ability of the food system to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food to the world's population.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach to food system challenges
In December 2021 the Food Governance Node at the Charles Perkins Centre (University of Sydney) hosted the Global Food Governance Conference, in collaboration with the George Institute for Global Health and the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments (Georgetown University Law Centre).
The conference brought together lawyers, policymakers, nutritionists, and health scientists to explore how law, policy, and regulation can help address food system challenges at the local, national, regional, and global levels. This includes issues such as:
Highlighting the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the global food system in the 21st century, the conference also created new opportunities for collaborations that promote access to healthy and sustainable food for all.
Speakers at the 2021 Global Food Governance Conference included:
Read coverage of the 2021 conference on the Croakey Health Media website.