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 18 October 2014, 12.00 Conservatory
Saturday 18 October 2014, 13.20 Conservatory
Saturday 18 October 2014, 14.00 Conservatory
Saturday 18 October 2014, 17.30 Garden Room
Sunday 19 October 2014, 13.20 Conservatory
Wednesday 5 November 2014, 18.00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, AB Box 16412, SE-103 27 Stockholm

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)

Growth is good: mission or mania?

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