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.
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.
Tickets to the talk are free, but places are limited. For more information and to book click here.
More information is available from Lexi Earl, in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, email@example.com Jane Icke, Media Relations Managers for the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham, on +44 (0)115 951 5751 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our academics can now be interviewed for broadcast via our Media Hub, which offers a Globelynx fixed camera and ISDN line facilities at University Park campus. For further information please contact a member of the Communications team on +44 (0)115 951 5798, email
email@example.com or see the
Globelynx website for how to register for this service.
For up to the minute media alerts,
follow us on Twitter
Notes to editors:
The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the
world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the
TEF 2017 and features in the top 25 of all
three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to
REF 2014. We have
six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer, proud of our Athena SWAN silver award, and a key industry partner- locally and globally.