While the world faces an unprecedented threat from covid-19, the pandemic has also the highlighted the importance of producing food with integrity. Consumers are increasingly demanding food that is not only safe, healthy and tasty, but also grown sustainably.
In light of this, the final episode of the 2020 VKB Food For Mzansi Power Talk will tomorrow evening shift its focus to producing food with integrity. The future-focused discussion is also open to members of the public. Some of the nation’s top experts, including Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and founder of Izindaba Zokudla, Eastern Cape livestock farmer Dr Pieter Prinsloo, Siyabonga Mngoma, the founder of Abundance Wholesome Foods, and Caroline McCann, Slow Food International’s Southern Africa councillor, has confirmed their participation.
The interactive panel discussion, led by Food For Mzansi editor Dawn Noemdoe, will focus on understanding and developing a food production system with integrity, understanding fair trade and food traceability and if we have any best practices in the agricultural industry, particularly when it comes to the lower consumer products.
South Africans are increasingly seeking better food not only from using fresh ingredients, but ingredients that are sustainably grown and naturally raised with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food.
Programme for the “Food with Integrity” webinar
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 from 19:00 to 20:30
19:00 – 19:05 Welcome remarks and programme overview: Dawn Noemdoe, editor of Food For Mzansi
19:05 – 19:15 Dr. Naudé Malan, founder of Izindaba Zokudla: “Theories of justice and applying them to the food system”
Dr. Naudé Malan is a senior lecturer in development studies at the University of Johannesburg. He is the convener of the multi-stakeholder engagement project Izindaba Zokudla that aims to create opportunities for urban agriculture in a sustainable food system in Soweto, Gauteng.
19:15 – 19:30 Siyabonga Mngoma, founder of Abundance Wholesome Foods: “Alternative Food Systems”
Siyabonga Mngoma is the founder of Abundance Wholesome Foods, an organic fresh produce home delivery service, to people looking for convenient ways to make their lives healthier. She is passionate about global food systems and promoting organically grown foods, as she believes that lifestyle diseases can be tackled through diet. As a by-product of her learnings, she launched a blog to further spread the word and hopefully change lives for the better. Her blog features well-researched, expert content on how to create a healthier lifestyle and well-being.
19:30 – 19:45 Dr Pieter Prinsloo, Eastern Cape cattle farmer and director of Integra Trust: “Producing food with integrity”
Dr Pieter Prinsloo is a practising dentist and cattle farmer from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, and also a director of Langside Meats which supplies the South African market with naturally produced meat. He is currently the Chairperson of the Commodity Chamber of Agri SA, South Africa’s leading organised primary agricultural establishment. He is also a director of the Integra Trust, leading the “Heal the Land. Heal the People” initiatve.