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Lecture

The Ostrich Effect: Hiding the truth about the impacts of our food choices

Date
Thursday 7 November 2019
Time
Location
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Ed Winters

To keep up with the demand of animal products without compromising the environment, we need drastic changes in our food systems. The issue is that citizens are distanced from agriculture, and habits are hard to change. Fortunately, we do not have to give up the pleasure of taste to save lives and protect the environment. Advances in food technology can aid us in making the transition to a more sustainable diet much easier.

Guest speaker Ed Winters will tackle the complexities of this topic and challenge the view that we are solely consumers. We have to become food citizens, aware of the origin of our foods and willing to try new, delicious foods for the better of the world.

This lecture will be held in the Van Steenis building on the 7th of November at 16:00 hrs.

About the speaker

Ed Winters, also known as Earthling Ed, is an educator, public speaker and entrepreneur based in London, England. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organization. He also produced the documentary Land of Hope and Glory, and opened Unity Diner. Recently, Winters launched The Disclosure Podcast.

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