Food Matters : Life, Science, Diet : Everything.

Sunday morning





Sunday 24th October 11:00 – 12:00 Food Matters Tent, Royal Avenue Gardens, Mayor’s Ave, Dartmouth, Devon. TQ6 9YY FREE

11.00   Green and Pleasant Land?

Britain is a land ideally suited to grazing animals and producing high quality meat. Yet we now face the dangers of soil exhaustion, an over dependency on fertilisers and insecticides and the environmental consequences of modern farming. In a world full of political, climatic and health pressures what should farmers do and how will consumers react?

Edward Benthall in conversation with Nina Pullman, Charlie Jarvis, Henry Dimbleby MBE, Guy Singh Watson and Malcolm Church.


in the FOOD MATTERS TENT in Royal Ave Gardens near the Visitor  Centre.

A series of conversations between experts from across the spectrum of food production, preparation and promotion. Sustainability will be our central theme but we will also explore survival and innovation during the Covid lockdown, its possible long term effects on the food industry and shine light on the science of human nutrition. With audience participation very much encouraged we aim to provide an entertaining and friendly exchange of ideas and discussion because, well, Food Matters!

The format is primarily a conversation between a host and 2-3 experts for 20 mins followed by an opportunity for the audience to get involved. Food Matters is a unique part of our Food Festival. In a spirit of sharing knowledge and public debate we make no charge for entry but need to ask for donations to cover our costs. Please give generously.

Seats cannot be booked so come early to secure a place. Entry will be allowed from 10 mins before the start of a new session. There will be around 20 standing places.