At Inside Canberra we bring to our subscribers, and other interested parties, quarterly forums that discuss a range of issues. Our past event was the Bio and Food Security Forum held at Parliament House. Video footage showing the entire forum is available for purchase for $97. If you purchase the recent Foreign Investment Forum you will receive the Bio and Food Security Forum for free.
The information shared during the forum could give your business an edge over your competitors, or you will at least have a better understanding of the marketplace and what concerns people have. The speakers shared many good insights related to Bio and Food Security.
The speakers were:
- Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture
- Dr Michael Jensen, University of Canberra
- Ms Lisa Chesters MP and
- Paul Armarego, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley Lawyers
The speakers shared their perspective relating to Bio and Food Security and they were also available for a Q&A session.
Some of the event can be viewed in the videos below.
Social media communications are both celebrated and derided for the lack of censorship, editorial control, and formal vetting of communications. Certainly there are many marginal and ill-informed voices that appear in this context. However, as we have seen repeated in the food industry and other sectors, failing to respond to these voices can be detrimental. But there is a further positive benefit from including lay voices in policy making.
While credentialed individuals may provide information based on expertise, lay persons can provide information based on experience which, too, is relevant for industry groups and policy makers alike. First, they can provide knowledge of everyday experiences which are more expansive than expert knowledges are directly acquainted and it is important to put those knowledges in a dialogue as they are mutually informative for both policy makers and industry interests who ultimately depend upon consumers for their business. Second, failure to consider lay experiences produces a decoupling between policy-making and the democratic bases of legitimation for their actions.
Better understand your marketplace
Dr Michael Jensen discusses many useful finding from the exhaustive study of social media relating to Bio and Food Security. This information has potential for your business to better understand the marketplace and how you should be marketing your products.
The better the communication lines are between members of the public and policy makers, the better the distributional decisions can be made by policy makers to avert crises like famine as well as to create policies regarding food more generally which meets the need of citizens.
You will also learn from Senator Richard Colbeck as he shares his knowledge relating to the topic.
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