Westminster J&P Day to focus on ethics of food shopping

Spoilt for Choice – the ethics of our food shopping is the theme of Westminster's Annual  Justice & Peace Day which takes place this Saturday. There will be speakers, stalls and workshops at the event which takes place from 10am to 4pm at St John Vianney Parish Centre, West Green Rd, London N15 3QH

What should we be eating when more six billion go to bed hungry? Should farm land be used for bio-fuels? Why is that poor people suffer obesity? Should we buy British or buy beans from Kenya? and Where is the water going to come from? - these are some of the questions which will be discussed.

Christine Allen, director of Progressio will talk about global food security; Sheila Dillon, presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme  will describe changes and challenges in UK food and Edward Echlin, Eco-theologian and author, will spell out the vision necessary to tackle the complicated ethics of food today.

There will be workshops from representatives of The Vegetarian Society, Broadwater Farm Food Coop, Wells for India, Sustainable Haringey, CAFOD, as well as Fathers Joe Ryan and Tim O Connor on gardening and Celtic Spirituality, and Edward Echlin on the lifestyle shifts we face.

For more information tel: 020 8888 5518  or e-mail: justice@rcdow.org.uk

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