Rob Lyons

Rob Lyons is science and technology director at the Academy of Ideas and a columnist for spiked. He writes on a wide range of issues, but takes a particular interest in issues around the environment, food, energy and risk. He is also convenor of the IoI Economy Forum.

Rob’s book, Panic on a Plate: How society developed an eating disorder, was published by Societas in October 2011. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio and also works as campaigns manager for Action on Consumer Choice.

 Related Sessions

Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Lecture Theatre 2
Can GM crops feed the world?


 Publications

Panic on a plate: how society developed an eating disorder (Imprint Academic, 2011)

Sweet Truth – Is there a market failure in sugar? (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2015)


 Festival Buzz

"A rare opportunity to debate first hand with those involved in the great issues of our time."
Chris Rapley, director, Science Museum