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049 | 100 Alana Mann: Changing food systems

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049 | 100 Alana Mann: Changing food systems

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Time: 9am - 10am

Location: 100 Climate Conversations Exhibition, Level 1, Powerhouse Museum

Price: FREE - Bookings Essential as places are limited

Exploitation of the environment, farmers and food workers has placed our global food systems under pressure. Food activist and researcher Alana Mann advocates for a sustainable reimagining of colonial approaches to food production to strengthen food sovereignty under climate change.

See Alana Mann in conversation with journalist Benjamin Law, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 8.45am for a 9.00am start. No late admittance.

100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit

Alana Mann is professor of media at the University of Tasmania and co-director of FoodLab Sydney, a food business incubator. She grew up in a family fishing business in the shelter of K’gari/Fraser Island, which set her on a course to understand the tensions between livelihoods and environments. Mann’s research and activism with the international food sovereignty movement has connected her with a global community of farmers, food workers, activists, and eaters focused on creating fairer, healthier, and more sustainable foodways. Her latest book Food in a Changing Climate has been described as a must-read for those ‘seeking the facts and language to speak truth to the power in our food systems’.

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. His work has appeared in 50+ publications — including The Monthly, Frankie, Good Weekend, The Guardian and Australian Financial Review. His books include The Family Law (2010, Black Inc) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012, Black Inc) — both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. Law authored a 2017 Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal, and edited the anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019, Black Inc). He speaks out on the topics of diversity, equality, journalism and more.

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