This year, Daisy Cooper MP will be hosting a discussion on a critical and timely topic: Food security in a changing climate; can Britain feed itself?
Her guest panellists include:
Andrei Lussman: founder and managing director of the multi-award winning Lussmans Sustainable Kitchen; Hertfordshire's most sustainable restaurant group. Lussmans is a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and with his passion for making sustainable dining accessible, Andrei has successfully balanced an ethical approach with profitability. The restaurant group has been recognised with numerous accolades including the prestigious MSC Menu of the Year, 2019.
Dr Kate Swindells: a local role model in building community based resilience in Sopwell. She is passionate about developing our community response to climate change, social justice and interrelated issues; offering a response to the question on all of our minds... 'but what can I do?'
Stuart Roberts: a Hertfordshire based farmer, Stuart and his wife farm 120 hectares consisting of 100 hectares of combinable crops, a small pedigree of Hereford herd, a flock of Llyen sheep and a flock of laying hens. The remaining land consists of permanent pasture and a small amount of woodland. Stuart has served 4 years as the NFU Deputy President, previously chaired the NFU Herts. branch, served on both the E. Anglian livestock and combinable crops board, had a career in the civil service with the FSA and DEFRA, holding various positions within the red meat supply chain and advises the Liberal Democrats on food and farming policy.
The evening promises to provide thought-provoking debate.