the need for a new approach to food production and an urgent need for people to reconnect with their food, were the key themes of the city food lecture 2017 held on 21 february. the lecture was prepared by chris elliott, the professor of food safety, and founder of the institute for global food security at queen’s university belfast. it was delivered by michael bell, executive director of the northern ireland food and drink association, after professor elliot was forced to withdraw from the evening for personal reasons.held at london’s guildhall, the city food lecture is one of the most prestigious events in the food industry’s calendar.  it brings together industry leaders, academics and members of london’s leading food related livery companies.the speech focussed on the impact of the complex global food supply system. it highlighted professor elliot’s view that this has had massive and negative impact on our ability to understand and indeed care where our food comes from....