Local foodies are hosting a big discussion on the future of Cork food
This promises to be an interesting evening.
Cork Food Policy Council is hosting an evening of discussion on a range of issues related to food in Cork on Wednesday, January 22nd 2020.
Chaired by food writer Joe McNamee, the free evening will include presentations on the recently developed Cork Food Map, food poverty in Cork and sustaining a food business here.
Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners will explain what’s behind food poverty in Cork and what can be done to alleviate it, while Virginia O’Gara of My Goodness will chat about the Cork Urban Soil Project, a closed-loop waste management system that connects the organic waste material and compostable packaging generated by a weekly farmers’ market in Cork City to a biodigestor (a fast composting machine).
Kicking off at 6.30pm at Cork University Business School, No. 1 Lapp’s Quay, the full programme is as follows:
- The Power of Knowledge and the crucial role it can play in bringing about a truly sustainable Irish food system (Joe McNamee)
- An Introduction to the Cork Food Map (Janas Harrington, Chair Cork Food Policy Council)
- Utilising the food map for an assessment of Food Advertising in Cork City (Kaspars Puspurs, University College Cork)
- Food Poverty in Cork City (Caitriona Twomey, Volunteer, Cork Penny Dinners)
- The Cork Urban Soil Project (Virginia O’Gara)
- Argumentum ad populum (argument to the people) – Do restaurants have a high failure rate? (J.J. Healy, Cork Institute of Technology)
Refreshments will be available on arrival at 6.30pm, with everything provided and prepared from the surplus supply of food in Cork City. You can register here.