Cork Food Policy Council presents an evening of insights into Cork’s Food Landscape

Cork Food Policy Council presents an evening
 of insights into Cork’s Food Landscape
A new interactive food map sparks debate and discussion about the food system in Cork

The Cork Food Policy Council (CFPC) will host an evening of talks called Cork’s Food Landscape: Interactive Insights, inspired by the recently developed Cork Food Map. The talks will cover a range of topics including Food Poverty in Cork, Sustaining a Food Business in Cork City and the Cork Urban Soil Project. All are welcome, and entry is free but please reserve a seat via Eventbrite.
Speakers include Joe McNamee (Irish Examiner), Virginia O'Gara (My Goodness) and J.J. Healy (Cork Institute of Technology). The event takes place on Wednesday January 22nd 2020 from 6.30pm–8.30pm In Cork University Business School (CUBS) 1, Lapps Quay Cork City.
The Cork Food Map was commissioned by the CFPC as part of a larger, ongoing project to develop a complete profile of the food system in Cork to identify and address food-related issues affecting the people living in the region. 
Funded by the Healthy Ireland Fund and developed by Tomás Kelly, the Cork Food Map provides an analysis of the different types of food businesses that exist in the city, and the patterns relating to where they are located. The map presents the information in an easy to use interactive format available publicly online via the CFPC website.
The event on the 22nd of January will be chaired by food writer Joe McNamee, and include a number of presentations:
  • The Power of Knowledge and the crucial role it can play in bringing about a truly sustainable Irish food system (Joe McNamee, Irish Examiner)
  • An Introduction to the Cork Food Map (Janas Harrington, Chair Cork Food Policy Council)
  • Utilising the food map for an assessment of Food Advertising in Cork City (Kaspurs Puspurs, School of Public Health, UCC)
  • Food Poverty in Cork City (Caitriona Twomey, Cork Penny Dinners)
  • The Cork Urban Soil Project (Virginia O'Gara, My Goodness)
  • Argumentum ad populum (argument to the people) - Do restaurants have a high failure rate? (J.J. Healy, Cork Institute of Technology)
All are welcome, so please join us for this evening of discussion of the Cork Food Landscape. Seats can be reserved via Eventbrite.

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