The 2021 Elson Ethics Lecture was given by Professor Tim Lang
on Wednesday, 22nd September
ELEPHANTS IN THE FOOD ROOM: CONSUMER CULTURE, SYSTEM CHANGE AND VALUES
Tim Lang, Emeritus Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London
Tim has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy since 2002. He founded the Centre in 1994. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he’s engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the mixed challenge of being food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. What is a good food system? How is ours measured and measuring up? His current research interests are (a) sustainable diets, (b) the meaning of modern food security and (c) the implications of Brexit for the food system.