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Theme: Feeding the City

This event occurred on
March 21, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

TEDxLondon Salon
Feeding the city

Food nourishes our hearts and minds – it creates industry, inspires creativity and brings people together. Increasingly people are found in cities. By 2050, more than 6 out of every 10 people on the planet will be living in cities. In the UK 82% of the population already lives in urban areas. What, how and when do city-dwellers eat? How will science and technology transform food production in the future? How will cities sustain themselves? How do we ensure we’re eating the ‘right’ things? How can societies respond to the challenge of food poverty and inequality? How do culture and identity influence the food we buy, cook and consume? And what happens to the waste that food creates? These questions affect all our lives.

This TEDxSalon will make you think differently about what you eat. It will encompass cutting-edge urban agriculture, London’s unique food culture and identity, inspiring initiatives to ensure we all eat better and surprising insight into the hidden infrastructure of the food industry.

Kings Place
90 York Way
London, London, City of, N19AG
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Claire Hubbard

Claire works at GrowUp Urban Farms, the UK’s first commercial aquaponic vertical farm. GrowUp aims to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and employ local people so cities can be more self-sustaining – something that will become increasingly important as our climate changes and our cities expand.

Martin Caraher

Martin is Professor of food and health policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. He originally trained as an environmental health officer in Dublin before moving into public health and health promotion work. His MSc and PhD focussed on health related issues.

Petra Barran

Petra began in the mobile food business in 2005 when she hit the streets with Choc Star, Britain’s first dedicated chocolate van. She fell in love with being on the road and with the go-getting community of fellow traders who she met at markets and festivals all over the country.

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson is a chef, food writer, and consultant based in London. Tim’s cooking is primarily informed by his American heritage and his love for regional Japanese food, but it also draws on a personal history of worldwide culinary tourism and a keen interest in food science and modernist cuisine. Tim won BBC1’s MasterChef in 2011.

Organizing team


London Uk , United Kingdom
  • Jessica Bradford