Delfina Foundation

MARKETS AND MOVEMENTS WEEKEND: TALK - BREXIT AND FOOD

10/09/16

Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 15:30- 17:00
Venue: Delfina Foundation
FREE: Book here via Eventbrite.

Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London, was a key voice in the EU referendum debate through his briefing paper Food, the UK and the EU: Brexit or Bremain? (2016), co-authored with Victoria Schoen. Professor Lang will share his perspective on the impact of Brexit on the UK food system, starting with the history of the UK’s relationship with Europe through food and agriculture. From the initial agreements of the European Economic Area through to current policies, Professor Lang will highlight what we can expect from future food policy in light of the referendum result.

Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy. His interest in the relationship between food, health, the environment, justice and culture - and how policy shapes these - was forged in the 1970s when he worked as a hill farmer in Lancashire. He studies and engages with food policy debate at local, national and international levels. He was Food Commissioner on the Sustainable Development Commission (2006-11) and a member of the Council of Food Policy Advisors (2008-10). He has been a member of the London Food Board, which advises the Mayor of London since 2009. He’s co-author of Food Wars (Routledge, 2nd ed, 2015), Unmanageable Consumer (Sage, 3rd ed, 2015), Ecological Public Health (Routledge, 2012) and Food Policy (Oxford University Press, 2009), as well as many articles and reports. His new book Sustainable Diets (Routledge) is due in late 2016.