Talk BU Live in Dylan’s Bar with Sean Beer
The second Talk BU Live event will feature Sean Beer questioning whether we really want sustainable food or if it’s all just hokum.
Join us in Dylan’s Bar at 5:30pm on Tuesday 21 October
There is much talk about sustainability, but really it is just talk.
We don’t even agree on what the word means. In the meantime, middle class consumers assuage their consciences at the farmers markets buying luxury products, whilst our children eat mass produced rubbish for their school lunches.
We don’t want sustainability; it would affect our standard of living too much. It’s all just hokum.
Sean is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism who has spent 30 years campaigning for the environment and the rural community with a specific focus on local food.
He is about to publish a book chapter entitled, ‘Does the pursuit of local food destroy our environment: questions of authenticity and sustainability?’
Sean is also a Winston Churchill Fellow, a Nuffield Scholar and contributes regularly to the media.
About Talk BU Live
Talk BU Live is a once monthly on-campus event designed to get people talking, thinking and shouting. Talks are no more than 20 minutes long and open to all students and staff at BU. Get involved by tweeting us using #TalkBU.
Please note that these events will be video recorded and made available online.