3E | The Ostrich Effect: Hiding the truth about the impact of our food choices

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Van Steenis, Einsteinweg 2, 2333 CC Leiden

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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3E Lecture Series

The EEE lectures are a monthly cross-disciplinary lecture series where globally renowned and inspiring thinkers and scientists are invited. 
Ecology, Energy and Environment are three of the major themes of our time which encompass the key challenges regarding our planet’s future.
We collaborate the Institute of Environmental Sciences to organize a monthly cross-disciplinary lecture series where we invite globally renowned and inspiring thinkers and scientists alike to address these three pillars of science.

Find out more about the 3E Series here.