The April talk was even more radical, with an unprecedented level of audience participation. Entitled: “Working together for food justice”, it was given by Ped Asgarian, qualified as a Marine Biologist, but with several years experience in food production and retail (he ran the Chew Valley community farm for 7 years). He is currently a key member of “Feeding Bristol”, a local charity.
More an interactive lecture than a talk, Ped asked the audience to call out words they associate with the current food system. Emotive words such as: processed, plastic, unequal, industrial, worldwide, livestock factories, and many more were added to his flip-chart list, as well as more positive contributions such as: free range, efficient, affordable, choice & organic.