Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

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Duncan Williamson

Founder and Director

Eating Better

Duncan Williamson

Food Choices for a Healthy Planet Accelerator

I am a global food system expert and advisor, with specialist knowledge in sustainable diets, food and nutrition security and agricultural diversity. I am an expert public speaker and have spoken at universities, festivals and to the EU parliment and the FAO, I have appeared on radio and TV and on podcasts and have contributed to various books and blogs. I am a founder and a Director at Eating Better. Currently I am participating in the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF) Salzburg process on food systems. I am on the advisory body for the DiverIMPACTS project, which focuses on crop diversification through crop rotation with multiple actors across Europe. This built on my work at WWF UK on agricultural diversity, which partially led to their partnership with Knorr and the Future 50 report. I am on the steering group for foodSIVI – the impact valuation of Food System program looking at the true cost of food, run by Oxford University. I am on the advisory group for the Food and Climate Research Network and the Food Bites project. I have participated in various Food Systems Dialogues, led by David Nabarro. I have been on steering groups and advisory bodies for Forum for the Future’s Protein 2040, and the Food Foundation’s Peas Please and Veg Power programs. I was one of only 2 Civil society experts invited to join the steering group that negotiated the format of the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Program, previously under the UN’s 10YR Sustainable Consumption and Production banner. Until April 2020 I was the Global Head of Policy and Research at Compassion with the goal of helping to create a global agreement for sustainable food systems. Whilst WWF UK I led the work food systems, diets, nutrition security, agricultural diversity and behaviour change. I developed and delivered the on-going Livewell project, which demonstrates that a healthy diet can be sustainable. I ran WWF International’s area of collective action on sustainable diets for the food practice and on the steering group for the SDG post 2015 agenda.