The Future Of Food With Environmental Researcher Dr Mike Joy

The Future Of Food With Environmental Researcher Dr Mike Joy

After seeing first-hand the decline in freshwater health in New Zealand, Dr Mike Joy became an outspoken advocate for environmental protection. During this webinar, he presents why and how our food systems need to change become sustainable.

Dr Mike Joy environmental researher

The future of food looks very different to what we are eating today and how that food gets to our plate. To protect and restore our New Zealand landscapes and waterways, we require a big shift towards sustainable plant-based food systems. 

Now working at Victoria University, Dr Mike Joy has an interest in this area and has a goal of strengthening connections between science, policy and real outcomes to address the multiple environmental issues facing New Zealand. 

Mike gained his BSc, MSc and PhD in Ecology from Massey University. He began lecturing there in ecology and environmental science in 2003 and has received a number of awards for this work, including the inaugural New Zealand Universities Critic and Conscience award (biennial, 2016) and was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the year. In 2015 Mike published a book titled ‘Polluted Inheritance New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis’.

Food is a key part of this. During the webinar Mike will summarise why and how our food system needs to change to become sustainable.

This webinar is hosted by Hannah O’Malley, a clinical pharmacist certified in plant-based nutrition and founder of The Better Base. Click play on the video below to watch now!

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Access the slides used during the webinar and Dr Mike Joy’s book chapter titled ‘Our deadly nitrogen addiction’. Mike also co-authored the article: ‘Drinking water study raises concerns for New Zealanders‘.

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