ECRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2011

Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University London

‘Food security and sustainability: One can’t make an egg without cracking some eggs’

Monday February 14, 2011

UPDATE: please see below for event report.

The 2011 ECRR Peter Wilson Lecture was given by Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University London.

Attention is focused on technical innovations such as GM, but societal issues such as restructuring food markets, rapid consumer behaviour change, reshaping cultural tastes and altering price signals should not be ignored. These require state intervention in markets and less consumer choice.

The lecture proposed the need for open and democratic debate about food futures. It warned against technical triumphalism and urged a more balanced integration of societal and supply chain change.

Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, EH2 2PQ

Further information

The event page on the RSE website is no longer available.

Event report

An audio recording is available via the RSE’s YouTube channel..

Audio recording: