Feeling confident about what’s in your lunch tomorrow? The New Optimists, the folk behind the free outdoor musical The Hand That Feeds might make you think again. This science-based forum of regional scientists, artists, business men and women and members of the local community want to raise awareness about food crime. Say what? Yep crimes involving food, mostly fraud-based misdemeanours that can happen at every stage in the production or supply of food and drink, think horse meat scandal and similar. And in an era when food, health and nutrition hold more sway than ever before – from clean eaters to gluten-free, paleo grass-fed meat only obsessives and the huge new wave of ethical vegans, – it’s tapping into a subject that has widespread appeal. The show aims to highlight the problems surrounding food crime and make audiences more aware of where their food comes from and the journey it has made to get on to the plate. The timing has also been cleverly planned to coincide with the Council Meeting at the Town Hall immediately after the show finishes, in a bid to help raise awareness about food crime to key councillors and dignitaries of Birmingham City Council. Great lunchtime fodder.
Tue 13 Jun, outside Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB 1pm www.facebook.com
Published on: Thu 1 Jun 2017