The Earth Convention: What We Eat and Why It Matters

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This fourth session in the Earth Convention series explores the huge global impact of food production on the environment and climate change.

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Geeta Sethi
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Dr Geeta Sethi is the Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems at the World Bank. She is managing the World Bank’s program on Food Loss and Waste Reduction and has more than 20 years of experience working as an economist on fragile, low- and middle-income countries. Previously, she was the Chief of Staff to the Climate Change Vice President and Special Envoy, the Operations and Strategy Manger for Climate Change, and worked as the Program Manager for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program. She has an MBA and PhD in Economics.

Tristram Stuart
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Tristram Stuart is an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste. His books have been described as "a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” (The Times) and his TED talk has been watched over a million times. The environmental campaigning organisation he founded, Feedback, has spread its work into dozens of countries worldwide to change society's attitude towards wasting food.He is also the founder of Toast Ale, a beer launched in the UK in 2016 that is made using fresh, surplus bread.

Anthony Warner
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Anthony Warner is a development chef in the food manufacturing industry where he has worked for over a decade developing recipes for some of the country’s best-known brands and products. Frustrated by pseudoscience and misinformation in the food industry, in 2016 he started a blog, which led to the bestselling book, The Angry Chef and a career in journalism. Two more books and countless arguments have followed. His new book Ending Hunger invites us to act while we can still make a difference, and sets out a few simple changes to how we produce and consume food, with a hopeful view to the future.

Tim Benton
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Professor Tim Benton leads the Energy, Environment and Resources programme at Chatham House. He joined Chatham House in 2016 as a distinguished visiting fellow, when he was also dean of strategic research initiatives at the University of Leeds. From 2011-2016 he was the “champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme which was a multi-agency partnership of the UK’s public bodies (government departments, devolved governments and research councils) with an interest in the challenges around food.