Australians are getting fatter. What influences our food choices? How does our food system support or undermine our health? And what can we do about it? In this informative and engaging talk, friend Phil Baker examines some of the less obvious influences on what we eat and why, and asks what role regulation can legitimately play in addressing some of the problems in our food system.
Phillip is a Research Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance, at the Australian National University in Canberra.
His research focuses on understanding the politics of food, nutrition and public health. This work brings key questions into play, such as: who has the power to shape our food choices as individuals, families, communities and societies? Is food choice a matter for the individual only and healthy eating simply a matter of personal responsibility? Or is the way we eat shaped more by factors outside of individual control, such as the way we organise our food systems and economy? How can we as a society structure our food systems so as to promote food choices that are good for people, animals and the planet?
Enlighten. Empower. Evolve.
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