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Food for Thought Talks

Food & Drink
Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 04, 2024
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Hear from acclaimed writers and innovators sharing their knowledge and expertise on food, farming and sustainability in our Food for Thought talks.


Foodies and environmentalists alike can get inspired at the Food Museum in 2024 with Food for Thought, a special talk series exploring what we eat. The Food Museum is partnering with EA Sustain, an environment, culture, and entrepreneurship festival, to present thought-provoking talks about the sustainability of our food industry.

Food for Thought will feature acclaimed writers and innovators sharing their knowledge and expertise from January to April. In January, hear from leading regenerative farmer John Pawsey and Director of Conservation at Holkham Estate, Jake Fiennes, as they discuss farming and finding the balance between habitat restoration and agricultural productivity.

Award-winning author of The Ethical Carnivore Louise Gray will join us in March to discuss her newest book Avocado Anxiety, tracking the stories of our most popular fruit and vegetables from farm to fruit bowl along with their carbon footprints.

In April, writer, campaigner, and food policy expert Rob Percival joins us to discuss his critically acclaimed book, The Meat Paradox, exploring meat-eating throughout human civilisation and how we can both love and eat animals. At the end of April, Nick Rousseau, Founder of the UK Edible Insect Association and Perez Ochieng of Sacoma Health Foods will be discussing the past and future of edible insects.

The Food for Thought talks take place in conjunction with the Food Museum’s annual exhibition Meat the Future, which presents cutting-edge research on the environmental impacts of animal agriculture. Audiences will be able to take in the exhibition before and after the talks, as well as enjoy delicious tasters made with alternative proteins, edible insects, and sustainable produce.

The hour-long talks take place on Saturday 27 January, Saturday 2 March, Saturday 6 April and Saturday 27 April, 2-4pm.

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Tickets are £18 per talk, or £60 for all four. A 10% discount is available for under-25s and Food Museum members on individual tickets.

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