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Fix Our Food: Sustainable, healthy and tasty food for all, with Professor Sarah Bridle

May 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm


Tues 2 May 2023

Fix Our Food: Sustainable, healthy and tasty food for all, with Professor Sarah Bridle

Are you interested in food, health and the environment?

Researchers from the University of York who are at the forefront of food are joined
by people working with food every day and young people passionate about changing
our failing food system.

This month’s talk will delve into the problems of the food system and share some

About Professor Sarah Bridle

Sarah is Chair in Food, Climate and Society at the University of York. She is a
transdisciplinary researcher driven by the need to tackle climate change, focusing on
a quantitative approach to helping transform food systems to steward change to new
kinds of futures.

Sarah’s current research focuses on synthesising, exploring and effectively
communicating environmental and nutritional impacts of different dietary options,
with the aim of driving changes in food production methods and portfolios to be
healthy for people and the planet.

Sarah founded the ‘Take a Bite out of Climate Change’ project and is currently Co-
Lead of the AFN Network+ (UKRI Agri-food for Net Zero Network+), which brings UK
researchers together to seek ways of helping the agri-food industry to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and improve its environmental sustainability. Sarah also
leads the Metrics Work Package of FixOurFood, which aims to transform the food
system in Yorkshire. Sarah was Food and Land Use System Fellow in the Chief
Scientific Adviser’s Office at DEFRA in 2021-2.

Sarah has a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in astrophysics from the
University of Cambridge (2000) and has conducted research in both statistical
cosmology and dietary choices and climate change. She has won prestigious awards
including a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, the Royal Astronomical
Society’s Fowler Award and ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants.

Sarah is widely published on dietary choices and climate change and her book,
‘Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air’ (2020) has received a plethora of
coverage in parliament and the press.  Sarah also makes regular public and media
appearances and her 2020 TEDxManchester talk on food and climate change can
be found on YouTube.

7.30pm in the Denham Room of the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York.


May 2, 2023
7:30 pm


York Humanists


Denham Room of the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York.
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