What is the future of food?
That is the question this Mad Symposium is asking to six speakers on April 3rd at the Sydney Opera House. The symposium, usually held in Copenhagen in August, is taking place in Sydney at the close of Noma’s temporary pop-up in Sydney.
MAD is a non-profit organization founded by chef René Redzepi, “that aims to build a community of cooks, purveyors, thinkers, and food enthusiasts with an appetite for knowledge and desire to create a better world through a better meal.” Among the symposium speakers there will be chef David Chang, the australian television presenter and chef Kylie Kwong and the founder of Food for Soul, Italian chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana.
But this event is not just about chefs. To include different points of view on the future of food, MAD also invited the Zimbabwean activist and farmer Chido Govera, who runs a The Future of Hope Foundation to empower orphans from the developing world through mushroom farming. The second Australian voice in the panel will be Rebecca Huntley, social researcher and expert on social trends as well as author of “Does Cooking Matter?”.