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Speaker Interview: Judith Batchelar OBE

Get to know the thought leaders sharing their insights at the Future Food Systems event (25-26 January, Online | 2 March, London) in our dedicated speaker interview series.


Independent Forums: What is your favorite food?

Judith Batchelar: It depends on my mood and where I am in the world!

Independent Forums: Who or what has inspired you this year and why?

Judith Batchelar: The individuals and organisations who are driving the system changes we need to see. Acting systemically is hard to do and this involves hard yards to identify, engage and understand all stakeholder perspectives.

Independent Forums: What is your biggest source of motivation?

Judith Batchelar: A genuine sense of purpose to make things better for everyone at a global level.

Independent Forums: How would you describe a typical day?

Judith Batchelar: Multiple and varied topics, multiple stakeholder views, and trying to bring these together with a common vision and joined-up action plan.

Independent Forums: What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know?

Judith Batchelar: I am Chair of the Rugby Players Association.

Independent Forums: Where do you see the biggest opportunity for transformation within the food system?

Judith Batchelar: Data standards and the real transparency that would bring.

Independent Forums: What are you most looking forward to at Future Food Systems 2022?

Judith Batchelar: Digging deeper into some of the urgent issues facing the global food system.


Judith will be speaking in the 'Innovating at Pace to Drive Traceability & Transparency' session on 25 January 2022.

Register here to join the conversation.


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