Food thinkers seminar: A Sustainable Future for Food, Health and Planet?

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
RSA, London

With Dr Sandro Demaio (CEO of EAT), Prof Corinna Hawkes (Director, Centre for Food Policy & EAT-Lancet Commissioner), and a panel featuring Dr Sandro DemaioProf Tim Lang (Centre for Food Policy, EAT-Lancet Commissioner),Baroness Rosie Boycott (journalist & food campaigner) and Helen Browning(Chief Executive, Soil Association & FFC Commissioner). Chair: Sue Pritchard(Director of the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission)

Wednesday 20 February, 18.00 – 19.15

Centre for Food Policy Food Thinkers Seminars together with the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission present the EAT-Lancet Commission London Launch.


Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?


To answer this question, EAT gathered 37 of the planet’s foremost experts who, for the first time ever, propose scientific targets for what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system – as published in the EAT-Lancet ‘Food in the Anthropocene’ report.

We are co-hosting our February Food Thinkers with the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission to convene EAT-Lancet Commissioners, RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commissioners and public health experts to discuss and debate the findings of the report and the actions required for systemic change.

Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of EAT, will present the findings of the Commission, followed by a panel debate moderated by Sue Pritchard, Director of FFC Commission. The panel will ask what steps and collective action are required to transition to a sustainable global food system for healthy people and planet.

Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University and EAT-Lancet Commissioner will provide closing remarks.

Panel to include Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of EAT; Professor Tim Lang, Centre for Food Policy, City University & EAT-Lancet Commissioner; Baroness Rosie Boycott, journalist and food campaigner and Helen Browning – Chief Executive, Soil Association and FFC Commissioner

Chair: Sue Pritchard, Director of the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission