Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

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The science behind sustainable diets continues to be much debated as to what constitutes a sustainable diet that is both environmentally sound and nutrient rich. As governments continue to come under pressure to reflect science-based recommendations in policy, this session will explore the latest research into what makes a sustainable diet, as well as consider how government can translate this into policy, and what lessons can be learnt from other areas of government policy, like the sugar tax.

Chair:  Nic Jones, Consultant, Writer, Freelancer: SituAction & The Planets Agency

13.00 - 13.30

What does a sustainable diet look like? Is plant-based the optimal solution?

Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, John Hopkins University

13.30 - 14.00

Exploring the latest scientific thinking behind sustainable diets

Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University London

14.00 - 14.30

Panel discussion: how far should policy go to nudge consumers towards sustainable diets?

Mark Driscoll, Director, Tasting the Future

Nic Jones, Consultant, Writer, Freelancer: SituAction & The Planets Agency

Toby Park, Senior Advisor, Energy & Sustainability Lead, The Behavioural Insights Team


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