Professor Tim Lang

Tim Lang is Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy. He was a hill farmer in Lancashire in the 1970s. This formed his interest in the relationship between food, health, the environment, justice and culture, asking how policy shapes it. 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’s a member of the London Food Board advising the Mayor of London since 2009.

His new book Sustainable Diets (Routledge) is due late 2016. 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) and many articles and reports.

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