Re-food – A healthy approach to Aotearoa’s troubled food system
~ Emily King, Food Systems Expert
10:30-11:30am, Weds 06.09.23
In this webinar, Emily King spoke to her recently published book Re-food. Emily advocates for a food systems approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s troubled food networks – one that takes into account the full paths and processes from the farm to the family table.
The book looks at the best path forward to address challenges we face with soils, waterways, climate change, food waste, packaging, unhealthy diets and a lack of access to food. Written in three parts: Grow, Make and Nourish, Re-food traverses the food system and unpacks its issues along the way while providing timely and relevant ideas and inspiration for readers to solve these problems. It also offers tools, insights and mindset changes that chart a path towards a healthier, more sustainable food future, one which incorporates Te Ao Māori and our strengths as a top quality food producing nation.
About Emily King
Emily King is a former environmental lawyer who went on to study and work in food systems abroad, before returning to Aotearoa and then founding Spira in 2017. She was named one of Food Tank’s top 20 global food leaders under 40 for her work restoring New Zealand’s food system, judged the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer awards sustainability category for six years, helped set up The Kitchen Project, Kai Waiheke, and recently facilitated the New Zealand Government’s Food Summit Dialogues in the lead up to the UN Food System Summit 2021.
This webinar has now finished and the recording will be added to this page by 15 September 2023.