Editor of ‘The Grocer’ to join Rude Health Debate

Local Markets or Supermarkets: Where to for the aspiring quality food business?

We are delighted to announce that Adam Leyland, Editor of The Grocer, is joining the panel of  The Rude Health Debate. The Grocer is read right across the industry from directors of large multiples to independent retailers, as well as growers, food processors and manufacturers

Also on the panel:

Catherine Gazzoli is chief executive of Slow Food UK, the UK branch of the Slow Food movement which campaigns for ‘good, clean and fair’ food as a right for everyone.

Rufus Carter is MD of the Patchwork Food Co. Founded 27 years ago, the pate-making company is now established as one of Wales’ most successful medium-scale fine food businesses.

Camilla Barnard is a co-founder of Rude Health,  the fast-growing company making a name for its tasty and healthy breakfast cereals.

Sheila Dillon, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s  Food Programme, is in the Chair.

The debate starts at 6.00pm on Saturday 18 September in the Market Hall. Anyone with a stroller ticket can attend.

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3 Responses to Editor of ‘The Grocer’ to join Rude Health Debate

  1. I for one am very excited about this debate… very very very. So excited in fact, I’ve written a preview here…

    http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/spooners/spoonfed-festivals-3834/abergavenny-food-festival-3762/

  2. Jonathon says:

    I would be particularly interested in how our purchasing habits can be amended to help the 1 billion of our fellow human beings to escape the misery of being under nourished. What should we be buying and from where?

    Organics are obviously NOT the answer but we in the west need to be prepared to spend more on our foods. How would the panel feel about certain foods attracting an additional tax? Eg: Sugars, certain fish and maybe some meats?

  3. Jonathon Harrington says:

    1: I do apologise but I have only just been alerted to this question (30 months after it was posed!). We in Europe grow Sugar Beet as our source of sugar and taxpayers subsidise this so that although it costs about 10 times as much as sugar from Sugar Cane we have some degree of food security. However, when we have a year in which the beet crop exceeds our needs we then ‘dump’ our excess onto the world market (at world market prices) and by doing so ruin the market for Sugar Cane. Answer: Grow less Sugar Beet!

    2: Welcome the introduction of GM crops particularly when they can replace some of the omega oils we would normally obtain from fish.

    3: Reduce or remove subsidies on foods which have become ridiculously cheap like bread; allow prices to rise this will then help to reduce waste.

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