Top scientists will examine the challenges of modern farming and propose sustainable solutions in order to produce safe, accessible and nutritious food.

The Food Matters Aotearoa conference and tour is coming soon! The tour will run from 9–20 February, with the conference being held in Wellington from 14–15 February. Wellington will host a long list of expert speakers, although there will be presentations in Christchurch, Hawke’s Bay and Auckland for those who can’t make it to the capital. These talks are a must see if you are interested in the future of our food and agriculture. Head to the conference and tour website to learn more.

Wendy McGuinness will be running a conference workshop at Te Papa on Sunday, 15 February from 2.30 pm. The overarching topic is: How do we ensure public policy serves the public? In just under an hour Wendy will, with the audience’s help,  attempt to identify what issues matter most in terms of food production and consumption and  how we might better embed these issues in public policy. 

The conference organisers will be preparing a post-conference paper on the outcomes of the conference, which will include the outcomes from the workshop.