12th March 2014

Debate: What’s the Real Cost of Food?

This was a well attended panel discussion on the topic 'What’s the Real Cost of Food?' held on 5th March 2014 in London. It was organised by Trading Visions and SustainTalks at the Royal College of Art.

You can watch and listen to the panellists below.

Patrick Holden is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust whose mission is to promote international cooperation between all those involved in sustainable food production - not just those who are certified organic. Between 1995 and 2010, he was the director of the Soil Association.

Barbara Crowther is Director of Policy and Public Affairs for the Fairtrade Foundation, which is the UK member of the global standard setting and producer development non-profit organisation Fairtrade International.

Alistair Smith is international coordinator of Banana Link, set up in 1996 to campaign for a fair and sustainable banana trade.

Arthur Reeves is a food sector consultant. He spent much of his working life at Dairy Crest, the largest UK-owned dairy foods company. He held a number of senior roles at Dairy Crest, including Milk Purchasing Director and Corporate Affairs Director.