The 2007 City Food Lecture, sponsored for the first
time by the Food Standards Agency, will be given by Lord Peter Melchett
of the Soil Association and will be on the subject of organic food.
The annual event attracts an audience of 600 top food and drink figures
from across the UK and will take place on the evening of 23 January
2007 at the Guildhall in the City of London.
The FSA’s Deirdre Hutton will chair proceedings. Following the
lecture, a panel of experts will debate with the audience the issues
raised by Peter Melchett.
Deirdre Hutton, who is Chair of the Food Standards Agency, said:
are extremely pleased to announce that Peter Melchett will be the keynote
speaker at the 2007 City Food Lecture. Sales of organic food are growing
rapidly and this will be a chance to debate the significance of its
_ The City Food Lecture is an excellent
opportunity to bring together representatives from the various interest
groups – including
industry, consumers and campaigners – for an open, lively and
challenging debate about organic food."
Chairman of the 2007 organising committee, Laurence Olins, added:
Melchett’s acceptance to speak at the 2007 City Food Lecture
continues the tradition, since the inaugural lecture in 2000, of attracting
very senior figures from the food industry to address us on highly
_ The sponsoring Livery companies
are delighted that our partnership with the FSA has brought such
an excellent result."