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How we eat can help save the planet and our health

When May 05, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School St John's College
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Diet is now recognised as one of the largest contributors to ill health and avoidable premature death in the UK. At the same time, agriculture and land use change account for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.  Will people be able to change their eating habits to help save their health and the health of the planet?

Professor Lord Krebs Kt FRS FMedSci ML was Principal of Jesus College Oxford from 2005-15. In his earlier career he was the first Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (2000 – 05), Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research  Council (1994-99), Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford University (1988-2005), Lecturer in Zoology at Oxford, and at the University of Wales, and Assistant Professor in the Institute of Resource Ecology at the University of British Columbia. Between 2010 and 2014 he chaired the Science and Technology Select Committee in the House of Lords, and in 2012 he was President of the British Science Association.  He currently sits on the UK Climate Change Committee and chairs its Adaptation Sub Committee. He has published numerous books, including the standard text-book in his field (“An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology”), and over 200 scientific papers and reviews. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the US Academy of Arts and Sciences and the German National Academy of Science (Leopoldina).  He has received 17 Honorary Degrees and numerous awards for his research.

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