On Friday 20th October at 7pm in the Main Hall at Kingsbridge Community College, our reliance on imported food will be discussed by the author of the widely acclaimed National Food Strategy Henry Dimbleby, Anthony Mangnall MP and Caroline Voaden.

Totnes and South Devon MP Anthony Mangnall is a Member of the International Trade Committee and a regular commentator and legislator on agricultural and fisheries matters, while Caroline Voaden was the last leader of the Lib Dem group in the European Parliament and a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Today 54% of the food we eat is produced in this country, in 1988 that figure stood at 66%.

Consequently, threats such as climate change, biodiversity loss, population growth, political uncertainty, conflict and Brexit collectively combine to make issues of food security, food safety and the future of agriculture of critical importance. 

Should you wish to attend, please email [email protected] to reserve your place. Admission is free and all are welcome but, if oversubscribed, priority will be given to South Hams Society members.

If you have any questions about the event email [email protected]