Further to an article in the Conversation Dr Sean Beer from the business school was recently invited to give a guest lecture to staff at Amazon on the subject of, “Why we eat and drink what we eat and drink” and touched on a wide-ranging of issues, including the positive and negative effects of globalisation on the food supply chain and global gastronomy.
In 2019 Sean published an article in The Conversation about food and sustainability, with particular reference to what a seasonal diet might look like in the UK. Subsequently the article was picked up by other news outlets and also published in the French version of The Conversation.
This led to the invitation from Amazon. It was an extremely interesting group of people to speak to. The audience was highly engaged, with many questions at the end of the presentation. In order to draw his conclusions Sean focused on the British cream tea; a classic example of fusion cuisine and a very good place to finish.