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.
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)
Drugs and bionics: enhancing sport?
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