The Green Alliance Podcast

UK food supply, Covid-19 and the environment ('Insights', series 1 - episode 6)

Episode Summary

We interview food policy expert Professor Tim Lang about his new book Feeding Britain. Written before the coronavirus crisis, it is nevertheless prescient about many of the issues we now face. We discuss the impact of Covid-19 on our food system and his case for a UK food resilience plan.

Episode Notes

James Elliott interviews Tim Lang, professor of food policy and founder of the food policy centre at City, University of London. They discuss his new book Feeding Britain and the implications of coronavirus for the UK's food system.

This episode also covers food inequality, whether we need rationing, why food and health issues are inextricably linked with the economy, defence, risk, nature and biodiversity, and the urgent need for a food resilience plan.