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THURSDAY 13 MAY 2021, 6PM TO 7.15PM (ACST) 

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and South Australian Urban Food Network, 
as part of the Adelaide Food Fringe

Access a video of this Presentation: HERE

In a global, industrialised food system decisions are being made every day about what we eat, when, where and how. As food consumers how do we get a say in the way our food system operates?

Join Dr Sue Booth online as she introduces the idea of food democracy, enabling food consumers to become food citizens. She will explore the questions of:

  • How safe is our food?
  • Is our current food system broken?
  • How do we use democratic processes to re-gain control of the food we eat?

As food consumers living in a democracy, we have a right to say how our food system could be improved, and to take steps – however small – to improve the system. This event will explore how democracy can be used to empower citizens to have choices and to find greater satisfaction in the food we eat.

Dr Sue Booth's presentation will be followed by an In-Conversation with author and journalist, Tory Shepherd.

This event will now be hosted online. Please register your interest so that we can keep you up-to-date. A link to this online event will be sent to registrants to view the broadcast. If you have already registered for this event your registration will be automatically transferred to an online registration for this event.


Dr Sue Booth

Dr Sue Booth is a dietitian with over 25 years experience and has worked in a range of settings; community health, private practice, government and universities. She has a PhD in public health nutrition and her areas of research interest are household food insecurity, alternative food systems and food policy.

Sue teaches Food Democracy in the Masters of Public Health at Flinders University and is the co-author of the book, Food Democracy: From consumer to food citizen. She is a keen home and community food gardener and aims to grow as much fresh produce as possible.

More Information
Food Insecurity and Hunger in Rich Countries—It Is Time for Action against Inequality. Christina M Pollard and Sue BoothInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1804


tory shepherd

Tory Shepherd is a columnist at The Advertiser, a freelance writer, and the author of On Freedom. After finishing Honours in Anthropology and a Masters in Communication, she ended up as a ‘mature-age’ cadet at the paper 15 years ago. She is a Walkley Award judge and a Churchill Fellow.

Twitter: @ToryShepherd
Facebook: Tory Shepherd



Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and South Australian Urban Food Network, as part of Adelaide Food Fringe


Image Credits: Green Adelaide

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