Meat: The Future?

Susan Jebb, Charles Godfray
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Museum of Natural History - Online Event
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Across the world, 90 per cent of people are meat-eaters and global consumption is rising. New research from the LEAP (Livestock Environment and People) project at the University of Oxford has revealed the cost to us and the planet of keeping so much meat on the menu. Join Professor Susan Jebb and Professor Sir Charles Godfray for the 'Meat The Future' exhibition launch event as they combine health and environmental perspectives for an expert look at the future of meat eating.

Susan Jebb is Professor of Diet and Population Health at the University of Oxford. Her research centres on how what we eat affects our health and how we might change dietary habits to prevent or treat diet-related diseases. She is the joint head of LEAP, a large research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust to consider the interactions between food, health and the environment with a focus on population-level interventions to reduce the consumption of meat.

Charles Godfray is Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Population Biology at the University Oxford. He is particularly interested in food security and chaired the UK Government Office of Science’s Foresight project on the Future of Food and Farming. He is currently chair of the UK’s agricultural and environment (Defra) ministry’s Science Advisory Council as well as being a joint head of LEAP.