Virtues of the Table: Ethical issues raised by Food choices

Julian Baggini is the founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine. He is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 books including The Ego Trick, Welcome to Everytown and, most recently, The Virtues of the Table (all Granta). He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as for think tanks (more on website).

Naomi Sykes is an Archaeologist from the University of Nottingham whose research focuses on human-animal-landscape interactions and how they inform on the structure, ideology and environmental impact of societies, both past and present. She is currently working with the British Deer Society, National Trust and European deer managers to raise awareness about the realities and responsibilities of sustainable venison production.

Ben Reade is currently Head of Culinary Research and Development at Nordic Food Lab. He is a cum laude graduate from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and currently spends much of his time travelling to research the complex interactions between good flavour, biodiversity and sustainability.

Author: 
Institute of Philosophy
Speaker(s): 
Julian Baggini (author of The Virtues of the Table: How to Eat and Think) Naomi Sykes (archaeologist, Nottingham) Ben Reade (research chef, Nordic Food Lab) Eileen Maybin (Fairtrade Foundation)
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Event date: 
Friday, 21 February 2014 - 12:00am
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