IFR in the City – Challenging controversies in food and health

24th September 2013

Mike Gibney

Michael Gibney

This year’s IFR in the City Lecture will be given by Professor Michael Gibney, author of “Something to Chew On” and Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin.

Professor Gibney’s talk will challenge many common opinions on the subject of food and health that are not based on sound science.

  • Are organic foods more nutritious or tastier than standard foods?
  • Are food additives bad for you?
  • What is the significance of food miles?

Hear these questions answered and get an insight into the global health challenges of hunger and obesity.

The Assembly House, Norwich, Thursday 3rd October.
Drinks and canapes @18:00, lecture 18:30 – 19:30 followed by questions.

Michael Gibney
Michael Gibney, MAgrSc, MA, PhD, is Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin and is Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health. He is a former President of the Nutrition Society. He served on the EU Scientific Committee for Food from 1985 to 1997 and then chaired the BSE working group as a Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the EU from 1997 to 2000. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Sackler Institute of Nutrition of the New York Academy of Sciences and has served on several WHO and FAO committees. He has recently been appointed as Chair of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

His research interests lie in metabolic and molecular nutrition, in public health nutrition and in probabilistic risk analysis. He is presently the coordinator of a major EU funded (€9m) research project on personalised nutrition (www.food4me.org) and is also coordinator of a major nationally funded (€12m) project on “The National Nutrition Phenotype Database” (http://www.facebook.com/jingoproject). Professor Gibney has served on the Faculties of the University of Sydney, the University of Southampton and Trinity College Dublin. He has published over 250 peer- reviewed papers. He has authored a recent popular book: “Something to Chew on: Challenging controversies in food and Health” and he blogs on the subject athttp://gibneyonfood.blogspot.ie.

PrintThe IFR in the City Lecture is part of the EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival which also includes public exhibitions on network science, food security and super broccoli