Times Earth: how to eat sustainably

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As part of our Times+ Times Earth event series, join us on the evening of  Thursday September 30 for a discussion hosted by Tony Turnbull, food editor for The Times and The Sunday Times which considers how we can produce food and eat in a more sustainable way. 

Tony Turnbull, food editor, The Times and The Sunday Times will be joined by Thomasina Miers, the founder of the Wahaca restaurant group known for high sustainability standards, Henry Dimbleby, founder of the food chain Leon, and is the government's food Tsar, appointed to lead a landmark review of Britain’s food system and Countryfile's Tom Heap, creator and presenter of BBC Radio 4's climate change podcast 39 Ways to Save the Planet.

They will be discussing all elements of consumption. Considering how to feed the nation with sustainable food production methods in order to cut carbon emissions, the meaningful changes we can make to our eating patterns at home and what the restaurant industry is doing to become more sustainable.

Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon Restaurants, the not-for-profit Sustainable Restaurant Association and the charity Chefs In Schools. He is currently the lead Non-Executive Director at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where in July 2021, he published the National Food Strategy, an independent review commissioned by the government.

Thomasina Miers, cook, writer, TV and radio presenter, winner of MasterChef and mother of three. Tommi’s passion lies in food and the environment and she is the founder of Wahaca which has won numerous awards for its food and sustainability credentials and, in 2016, it became the UK’s first carbon neutral restaurant group. All ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, or grown and transported with care for the environment, plus each Wahaca restaurant is designed to the highest sustainability levels. In 2015 Tommi co-founded an award-winning project to tackle food waste called The Pig Idea with Tristram Stuart. She is also an ambassador for the Soil Association and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for her services to the food industry.

Tom Heap is the creator and presenter of BBC Radio 4's flagship climate change podcast 39 Ways to Save the Planet. The book accompanies a 40-part BBC Radio 4 series, presented by Tom Heap, and developed in collaboration with the Royal Geographic Society. It examines some of the innovative projects tackling climate change around the world, and the inspiring people behind them – from tiny rice seeds that can grow in dry soil rather than methane-producing paddy fields, to fossil fuel-free steel production and carbon-capturing seagrass meadows. He is also a regular presenter on BBC One's Countryfile, and has made many BBC Panorama documentaries on food, energy and the environment. Tom also hosts BBC Radio 4's regular environment series Costing the Earth.

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