Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Feeding Aotearoa - a National Science Challege Panel Talk

Live recording from NZISF 2023

There’s arguably little else more important than ensuring an adequate and healthy food supply for our people, and in our changing world, food systems will need to adapt. This panel will address the question: how can New Zealand move towards a food system that contributes positively to health, wellbeing, the economy and the environment? Panelists will discuss the current state of our food systems on land and at sea, and talk about what research is being undertaken to drive positive change.



Dr Julie Hall - Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
Joanne Todd - High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu - Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
Dr Jenny Webster-Brown - Our Land & Water National Science Challenge
Dr Phil Wiles - Deep South National Science Challenge

Moderator: Niki Bezzant

Established in 2014, the eleven government-funded National Science Challenges are cross-disciplinary, mission-led programmes designed to tackle New Zealand’s biggest science-based challenges. As they enter their final year of funding, representatives of each Science Challenge will gather in Dunedin across four nights to discuss some of the impactful research that has come out of these initiatives and how it is being applied across Aotearoa for the benefit of us all.

This talk was recorded live on 7 July 2023 as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival.

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