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Angry chef brings slice of the truth to Food Tales series

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Anthony Warner aka The Angry Chef will be sharing his strong views on food, diet and scientific mistruths as part of a new speaker series.

‘Food Tales’ have been organised by the University of Nottingham’s Future Food Beacon of Excellence to highlight how food impacts our lives and how research is working to improve the production, access consumption of food across the world.

Getting angry about food

Anthony Warner is a professional chef with a background in biochemistry who got increasingly irate at claims linking food and health, made by people without qualifications. This irritation led to him creating The Angry Chef blog– an alter ego that gets riled up about many things from fad diets and detoxing to superfoods and veganism.

Anthony is the author of The Truth About Fat and The Angry Chef, a Guardian Best Food Book of the Year and winner in the Health and Lifestyle category at the inaugural Hearst Big Book Awards. He writes regularly for publications including New Scientist, Men’s Health, The Sunday Timesand the Daily Telegraph.

Anthony will be sharing his forthright views at the first Food Tales event taking place at Lakeside Arts on the 15thOctober from 1-2pm.

The world’s food systems are currently facing enormous challenges, and there is a pressing need for change. Unfortunately, this is happening at a time when confusion and misinformation is more prevalent that ever before. I hope to give a little insight into how we can help people cut through this misinformation and reach a better relationship with the food we eat.
Anthony Warner - The Angry Chef

Securing the future of food

Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s Future Food Beacon of Excellence have expertise across the food chain – from soil to molecule to meal – to deliver sustainable solutions to global food challenges such as ‘hidden hunger,’ less diverse diets, naturally low nutrients in our staple crops, and an increasing reliance on over-processed foods mean that more than a quarter of the world population are not getting the goodness they need from what they eat.

The Future Food Beacon of Excellence is delighted to be organising Food Tales and welcoming Anthony Warner as our first speaker. We hope these talks will make people think about global food systems and the challenges we face to reconfiguring these systems to provide sufficient healthy food to feed a growing population in a changing world, something our Future Food Beacon of Excellence is working to address through a number of global research projects.
Professor David Salt, Director of the Future Food Beacon of Excellence

Tickets to the talk are free, but places are limited. For more information and to book click here.

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