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Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002. He founded the Centre in 1994. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the mixed challenge of being food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. What is a good food system? How is ours measured and measuring up? His current research interests are (a) sustainable diets, (b) the meaning of modern food security and (c) the implications of Brexit for the food system.

He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation (eg auditing the Global Top 25 Food Companies on food and health 2005), FAO (eg co-chairing the FAO definition of sustainable diets 2010) and UNEP (eg co-writing its 2012 Avoiding Future Famines report). He has been a special advisor to four House of Commons Select Committee inquiries, two on food standards (1998-9 & 1999), globalisation (2000) and obesity (2003-04), and a consultant on food security to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House 2007-09). He was a Commissioner on the UK Government's Sustainable Development Commission (2006-11), reviewing progress on food sustainability. He was on the Council of Food Policy Advisors to the Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2008-10), and is a member of the Mayor of London's Food Board (2009 – present). He helped launch the 100 World Cities Urban Food Policy Pact in Milan 2015. He was a COmmissioner on the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems (2016-19) which published the highly acclaimed 'Food in the Anthropocene' report (The Lancet, January 2019)

He and the Centre for Food Policy at City University London work closely with scientific and civil society organisations, the latter in the UK notably through the Food Research Collaboration (run from this Centre since 2014), Sustain (which he chaired in the past), the UK Food Group (of development NGOs), and Food & Climate Research Network (Oxford University). He has been Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (since 1999) and President of Garden Organic (since 2008). He is special advisor to the Food Research Collaboration on Food and Brexit (( He helped create City’s role in the 7 University IFSTAL partnership ( which shared food systems thinking for post-graduates in a wide range of disciplines (2015-19).

He has written and co-written many articles, reports, chapters and books. His most recent books are Food Wars (with Michael Heasman, Routledge, 2015), Unmanageable Consumer (with Yiannis Gabriel, Sage, 2015), Ecological Public Health (with Geof Rayner, Routedge Earthscan, 2012), Food Policy (with D Barling and M Caraher, Oxford University Press, 2009) and the Atlas of Food (with E Millstone, Earthscan 2003/2008), which won the André Simon award 2003. He writes frequently in the media and wrote a monthly column in The Grocer 2000-15.

He was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2001, and Fellow by Distinction in 2014. He was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Cooks (City of London) in 2016. He won the BBC R4 Derek Cooper award in 2004, The Observer Lifetime Achievement award in 2007, and the Agri-Bagri Award of the Australia-New Zealand Agri-Food Network also in 2007. He grows vegetables and fruit in his London garden.


2015 Chancellor’s Prize, City University London (Lord Mayor of London)
2013 Highly commended award, BMA public health book of the year (for Ecological Public Health)
2009 Highly commended award, BMA public health book of the year (for Food Policy)
2009 Fellow, Prince of Wales Food and Farming Summer School, Royal Agricultural College/Organic Research Centre
2009 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Lincoln
2008 Honorary Freeman, Worshipful Company of Cooks of the City of London
2008 Honorary Fellowship, University of Wales Institute at Cardiff
2007 Agri-Bagri Award, Agri-Food Network of Australia and New Zealand
2007 Observer Lifetime / Hall of Fame Award, UK
2004 Citation (runner up) for Sicco Manshot Prize, The Hague, NL
2004 BBC Radio 4 Food Derek Cooper Award, UK
2003 Caroline Walker Trust award, UK
2003 André Simon Food Book of the Year (for Millstone & Lang The Atlas of Food)
1990 Glenfiddich Award for the work of the London Food Commission 1984-90

Professional Memberships

Fellow, Faculty of Public Health
Member, London Food Board, advising the Mayor of London, 2010-17; reappointed by Mayor Khan 2017 - present
Member, World Public Health Nutrition Association, 2014 ff
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, EAT-Forum Stordalen Foundation, Norway, 2013 - present
Member, Advisory Group, Food Climate Research Network, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford 2013 - present.


  1. Hon DSc, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, Jan 2009
  2. PhD, University of Leeds, UK, Jan 1970 – Jan 1974
  3. BA (Hons), University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Sep 1967 – Jul 1970


  1. Visiting Professor, Cardiff University, Feb 2017 – present
  2. Chair, Policy section, EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, May 2016 – Jan 2019
  3. London Food Board, Mayor of London, Jan 2010 – present
  4. Professor of Food Policy, City, University of London, Jan 2002 – present


  1. Fellow by Distinction, Faculty of Public Health, 2014 – present
  2. Fellow (FFPH), Faculty of Public Health, 2001 – present


Research Interests

- The political and policy battles over sustainable diets and the meaning of food security;
- Resolving the institutional case for coherent food policies (pre- and post-Brexit);
- Food democracy and the growth of democratic experimentalism about the future of food;
- The shape and status of EU, UK and global food policies.


  1. Lang, T.M. (2015). Sustainable Diets: hairshirts or a better food future? Development, 57(2), pp. 240–256.

Books (18)

  1. Mason, P.M. and Lang, T.M. (2017). Sustainable Diets: How ecological nutrition can transform consumption and the food system. Abingdon: Routledge Earthscan. ISBN 978-0-415-74472-0.
  2. Lang, T.M. (2015). Food Wars: the Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-80262-9.
  3. Gabriel, Y. and Lang, T.M. (2015). The Unmanageable Consumer. London: Sage. ISBN 978-1-4462-9852-7.
  4. Lang, T. and Heasman, M. (2015). Food wars: The global battle for mouths, minds and markets, second edition. ISBN 978-1-138-80258-2.
  5. Rayner, G. and Lang, T. (2013). Ecological Public Health. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-48270-0.
  6. Alder, J., Barling, D., Dugan, P., Herren, H.R. and Josupeit, H. (2012). Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Foundation of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems. A UNEP Synthesis Report. UNEP.
  7. Lang, T., Barling, D. and Caraher, M. (2009). Food Policy: integrating health, environment and society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Lang, T., Barling, D. and Caraher, M. (2009). Food Policy: Integrating health, environment and society. ISBN 978-0-19-856788-2.
  9. Millstone, E. and Lang, T. (2008). The Atlas of Food. Earthscan / James & James. ISBN 978-1-84407-499-0.
  10. Gabriel, Y. and Lang, T. (2006). The Unmanageable Consumer. SAGE. ISBN 978-1-4129-1893-0.
  11. Heasman, M. and Lang, T. (2004). Food Wars. Earthscan. ISBN 978-1-136-53508-6.
  12. Lang, T.M. and Hines, C. (1993). The New Protectionism. London, UK: Earthscan.
  13. Lang, T. and Clutterbuck, C. (1991). P Is for Pesticides. Vintage. ISBN 978-0-85223-968-1.
  14. Lang, T.M. (1988). Food Adulteration and How to Beat It. Unwin Hyman. ISBN 978-0-04-440212-1.
  15. Webb, T. and Lang, T.M. (1987). Food Irradiation: the Myth and the Reality. Wellingborough, UK: Thorsons.
  16. Clutterbuck, C. and Lang, T. (1982). More Than We Can Chew. Pluto Press.
  17. Gabriel, Y. The Unmanageable Consumer. Lang, T.M. (Ed.), London: Sage. ISBN 978-1-4462-9852-7.
  18. Rayner, G. and Lang, T.M. Ecological Public Health: reshaping the conditions for good health. Abingdon: Routledge Earthscan. ISBN 978-1-84407-832-5.

Chapters (26)

  1. Parsons, K., Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2018). UK Policymaking Institutions and Their Implications for Integrated Food Policy. Advances in Food Security and Sustainability (pp. 211–251). Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-815197-6.
  2. Lang, T.M., Schoen, V., Hashem, K., McDonald, L., Parker, J. and Savelyeva, A. (2017). The Environmental, Social, and Market Sustainability of Sugar. In Barling, D. (Ed.), Advances in Food Security and Sustainability (pp. 115–136). Cambridge MA, Oxford & London: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-813079-7.
  3. Lang, T.M. (2017). Meat and Policy: Charting a Course through the Complexity. In d’Silva, J. and Webster, J. (Eds.), The Meat Crisis: developing more sustainable and ethical production and consumption (pp. 317–334). Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-67329-8.
  4. Lang, T. (2016). Foreword. (pp. xv–xx). ISBN 978-1-138-79023-0.
  5. Lang, T.M. (2015). The Emergence of Contemporary Consumerism. The Unmanageable Consumer (pp. 7–24). London: SAGE. ISBN 978-1-4739-3376-7.
  6. Lang, T.M. and Heasman, M.K. (2015). Food Wars. Food Wars Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-80262-9.
  7. Lang, T. and Ingram, J. (2014). Food Security Twists and Turns: Why Food Systems need Complex Governance. Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future ISBN 978-0-19-726553-6.
  8. Lang, T., Wu, M. and Caraher, M. (2013). Meat And Policy: Charting a course through the complexity. The Meat Crisis: Developing more Sustainable Production and Consumption (pp. 254–274). ISBN 978-1-84977-656-1.
  9. Lang, T.M. and Caraher, M. (2013). Influencing international policy. In Guest, C., Ricciardi, W., Kawachi, I. and Lang, I. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958630-1.
  10. Lang, T.M. (2012). Sustainable diets and biodiversity: The challenge for policy, evidence and behaviour change. In Organization, F.A.A. (Ed.), Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity Food & Agriculture Org. ISBN 978-92-5-107311-7.
  11. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Lele, U. (2012). Increasing Resource Efficiencies: Sustainable Consumption and Production in Food Systems. In Alder, J. (Ed.), Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Foundation of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems (pp. 29–38). Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme.
  12. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Sharpe, R. (2010). The re-emergence of UK National Food Security on the policy agenda: sustainability challenges and the politics of food supply. In Lawrence, G., Lyons, K. and Wallington, T. (Eds.), Food security, Nutrition and Sustainability: New Challenges, Future Options (pp. 61–78). London: Earthscan.
  13. Lang, T.M. (2010). Conclusion: Big Choices about the Food System. In Lawrence, G., Lyons, K. and Wallington, T. (Eds.), Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability (pp. 271–288). Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-54565-8.
  14. Lang, T.M., Barling, D. and Sharpe, L. (2010). The Re-emergence of National Food Security on the United Kingdom’s Strategic Policy Agenda Sustainability Challenges and the Politics of Food Supply. In Lawrence, G., Lyons, K. and Wallington, T. (Eds.), Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-54565-8.
  15. Lang, T.M. (2009). Big Choices about the Food System. In Lawrence, G., Lyons, K. and Wallington, T. (Eds.), Food security, nutrition and sustainability (pp. 271–288). Earthscan / James & James. ISBN 978-1-84407-775-5.
  16. Lang, T.M. (2009). Obesity: Using the ecological public health approach to overcome policy cacophony. In Kopelman, P.G., Caterson, I.D. and Dietz, W.H. (Eds.), Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children (pp. 452–470). Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-8226-3.
  17. Rayner, G. and Lang, T.M. (2009). Obesity: using the ecologic public health approach to overcome policy cacophony. In Kopelman, P.G., Caterson, I.D. and Dietz, W.H. (Eds.), Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-4443-0763-4.
  18. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Sharpe, R. (2008). Ethical Traceability in the UK Wheat-Flour-Bread-Chain. In Coff, C., Barling, D., Korthals, M. and Nielson, T. (Eds.), Ethical traceability and communicating food (pp. 125–165). Dordrecht: Springer.
  19. Lang, T.M. (2008). Sustainable Development. In Gabriel, Y. (Ed.), Organizing words (pp. 292–294). Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-921321-4.
  20. Lang, T.M. (2008). Sustainable Development. In Gabriel, Y. (Ed.), Organizing Words Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-921321-4.
  21. Sharpe, R., Barling, D. and Lang, T.M. (2008). Ethical traceability in the UK wheat-flour-bread chain. In Barling, D. and Korthals, M. (Eds.), Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-8524-6.
  22. Lang, T.M. (2007). The Environmental Impact of Supermarkets: mapping the terrain and the policy positions in the UK. In Burch, D. (Ed.), Supermarkets and agri-food supply chains (pp. 192–215). Edward Elgar Pub. ISBN 978-1-84542-726-9.
  23. Lang, T. and Barling, D. (2007). The Environmental Impact of Supermarkets: mapping the terrain and the policy positions in the UK. In Burch, D. and Lawrence, G. (Eds.), Supermarkets and Agri-Food Supply Chains Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84542-726-9.
  25. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2005). Trading on health: cross-continental production-consumption tensions and the governance of international food standards. In Fold, N. and Pritchard, B. (Eds.), Cross-Continental Agro-Food Chains Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-203-44817-5.
  26. Barling, D. (2003). Agricultural Biodiversity. In Millstone, E. and Lang, T. (Eds.), The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where and Why London, UK: Earthscan.

Conference papers and proceedings (6)

  1. Lang, T. (2018). The case for Sustainable Healthy Food policies.
  2. Lang, T. (2017). Towards Sustainable Production & Consumption.
  3. Lang, T. (2016). Sustainable Dietary Guidelines: a test case for ecological public health.
  4. Lang, T.M. (2009). Reshaping the Food System for Ecological Public Health. Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities 1-3 April, Warrenton, Virginia.
  5. Beauman, C., Cannon, G., Elmadfa, I., Glasauer, P., Hoffmann, I., Keller, M. … Zerilli-Marimo, M. (2005). The principles, definition and dimensions of the new nutrition science.
  6. Lang, T. (2005). Food control or food democracy? Re-engaging nutrition with society and the environment.

Journal articles (72)

  1. Böhm, S., Spierenburg, M. and Lang, T. (2020). Fruits of our labour: Work and organisation in the global food system. Organization, 27(2), pp. 195–212. doi:10.1177/1350508419888901.
  2. Ingram, J., Ajates, R., Arnall, A., Blake, L., Borrelli, R., Collier, R. … White, R. (2020). A future workforce of food-system analysts. Nature Food, 1(1), pp. 9–10. doi:10.1038/s43016-019-0003-3.
  3. Lang, T. (2019). No-deal food planning in UK Brexit. The Lancet, 394(10201), pp. 814–815. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(19)31769-6.
  4. van Schalkwyk, M.C.I., Barlow, P., Stuckler, D., Rae, M., Lang, T., Hervey, T. … McKee, M. (2019). Assessing the health effects of a “no deal” Brexit. BMJ. doi:10.1136/bmj.l5300.
  5. Lang, T. and Millstone, E.P. (2019). Post-Brexit food standards. The Lancet, 393(10177), pp. 1199–1199. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(19)30540-9.
  6. Willett, W., Rockström, J., Loken, B., Springmann, M., Lang, T., Vermeulen, S. … Murray, C.J.L. (2019). Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet, 393(10170), pp. 447–492. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4.
  7. Lang, T. and McKee, M. (2018). Brexit poses serious threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom. Journal of Public Health, 40(4). doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy073.
  8. Lang, T. and Mason, P. (2018). Sustainable diet policy development: implications of multi-criteria and other approaches, 2008–2017. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 77(3), pp. 331–346. doi:10.1017/s0029665117004074.
  9. Mozaffarian, D., Angell, S.Y., Lang, T. and Rivera, J.A. (2018). Role of government policy in nutrition—barriers to and opportunities for healthier eating. BMJ. doi:10.1136/bmj.k2426.
  10. Reed, K., Collier, R., White, R., Wells, R., Ingram, J., Borelli, R. … Sykes, R. (2017). Training Future Actors in the Food System: A new collaborative cross-institutional, interdisciplinary training programme for students. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, 4(2), pp. 201–218.
  11. Brunori, G., Galli, F., Barjolle, D., van Broekhuizen, R., Colombo, L., Giampietro, M. … Touzard, J.-.M. (2016). Are Local Food Chains More Sustainable than Global Food Chains? Considerations for Assessment. Sustainability, 8(5), pp. 449–449. doi:10.3390/su8050449.
  12. Macdiarmid, J.I., Lang, T. and Haines, A. (2016). Down with food waste. BMJ. doi:10.1136/bmj.i1380.
  13. Smith, J., Lang, T., Vorley, B. and Barling, D. (2016). Addressing policy challenges for more sustainable local-global food Chains: Policy frameworks and possible food "futures". Sustainability (Switzerland), 8(4). doi:10.3390/su8040299.
  14. Rayner, G. and Lang, T.M. (2015). What is the point of public health in the 21st century? Public Health, 129(10), pp. 1309–1313. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.09.001.
  15. Brinsden, H. and Lang, T. (2015). Reflecting on ICN2: Was it a game changer? Archives of Public Health, 73(42), pp. 1–7. doi:10.1186/s13690-015-0091-y.
  16. Wallinga, D., Rayner, G. and Lang, T. (2015). Antimicrobial resistance and biological governance: Explanations for policy failure. Public Health, 129(10), pp. 1314–1325. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.08.012.
  17. Lang, T.M. and Rayner, G. (2015). Beyond the Golden Era of public health: charting a path from sanitarianism to ecological public health. Public Health, 129(10), pp. 1369–1382. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.042.
  18. Seed, B.A., Lang, T.M., Caraher, M.J. and Ostry, A.S. (2014). Exploring Public Health’s roles and limitations in advancing food security in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(5). doi:10.17269/cjph.105.4414.
  19. Gatley, A., Caraher, M. and Lang, T. (2014). A qualitative, cross cultural examination of attitudes and behaviour in relation to cooking habits in France and Britain. Appetite, 75, pp. 71–81. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2013.12.014.
  20. Ashton, J.R., Middleton, J. and Lang, T. (2014). Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron on food poverty in the UK. The Lancet.
  21. Lang, T. and Barling, D. (2013). Nutrition and sustainability: an emerging food policy discourse. Proc Nutr Soc, 72(1), pp. 1–12. doi:10.1017/S002966511200290X.
  22. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2013). UK Food Policy: Can we get it on the right track? Food Ethics, 8(3), pp. 4–7.
  23. Seed, B., Lang, T.M., Caraher, M. and Ostry, A. (2013). Integrating Community Food Security into Public Health and Provincial Government Departments in British Columbia, Canada. Agriculture and Human Values, 30(3), pp. 457–470. doi:10.1007/s10460-013-9426-x.
  24. Lang, T. and Barling, D. (2012). Food security and food sustainability: Reformulating the debate. Geographical Journal, 178(4), pp. 313–326. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00480.x.
  25. Lang, T. and Rayner, G. (2012). Ecological public health: the 21st century's big idea? An essay by Tim Lang and Geof Rayner. BMJ, 345. doi:10.1136/bmj.e5466.
  26. Hawkes, C., Friel, S., Lobstein, T. and Lang, T. (2012). Linking agricultural policies with obesity and noncommunicable diseases: A new perspective for a globalising world. Food Policy, 37(3), pp. 343–353. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.02.011.
  27. Lang, T.M. (2012). Public health and nutrition: where do we go? World Nutrition, 3(4), pp. 92–118.

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  28. Nestle, M., James, W.P.T., Annan, R., Margetts, B., Geissler, C., Kuhnlein, H. … Lang, T.M. (2012). Looking into the future, what do we see? World Nutrition, 3(4), pp. 119–163.

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  29. Rayner, G. and Lang, T. (2011). Is nudge an effective public health strategy to tackle obesity? No. BMJ, 342. doi:10.1136/bmj.d2177.
  30. Pretty, J., Sutherland, W.J., Ashby, J., Auburn, J., Baulcombe, D., Bell, M. … Pilgrim, S. (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), pp. 219–236. doi:10.3763/ijas.2010.0534.
  31. Lang, T. (2010). From 'value-for-money' to 'values-for-money'? Ethical food and policy in Europe. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A-ECONOMY AND SPACE, 42(8), pp. 1814–1832. doi:10.1068/a4258.
  32. Lang, T. and Rayner, G. (2010). Corporate responsibility in public health. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 341. doi:10.1136/bmj.c3758.
  33. Lang, T. (2010). From value-for-money to values-for-money: Ethical food and policy in Europe. Environment and Planning A, 42(8), pp. 1814–1832. doi:10.1068/a4258.
  34. Lang, T.M. and Rayner, G. (2010). A healthy choice? Primary Health Care, 21(1).
  35. Lang, T. (2010). Crisis? What Crisis? The Normality of the Current Food Crisis. JOURNAL OF AGRARIAN CHANGE, 10(1), pp. 87–97. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0366.2009.00250.x.
  36. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2010). Food Policy in the UK: Reflections on Food 2030 before and after. Food Ethics, 5(2), pp. 4–7.
  37. Barling, D., Sharpe, R. and Lang, T. (2009). Traceability and ethical concerns in the UK wheat-bread chain: From food safety to provenance to transparency. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 7(4), pp. 261–278. doi:10.3763/ijas.2009.0331.
  38. Lang, T. (2009). Reshaping the food system for ecological public health. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 4(3-4), pp. 315–335. doi:10.1080/19320240903321227.
  39. Lang, T. (2009). What President Obama can do in the world. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 12(4), pp. 581–583. doi:10.1017/S1368980009005436.
  40. Gabriel, Y. and Lang, T. (2008). New faces and new masks of today's consumer. Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(3), pp. 321–340. doi:10.1177/1469540508095266.
  41. Rayner, G., Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2008). Sustainable food systems in europe: Policies, realities and futures. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 3(2-3), pp. 145–168. doi:10.1080/19320240802243209.
  42. Keller, I. and Lang, T. (2008). Food-based dietary guidelines and implementation: lessons from four countries - Chile, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 11(8), pp. 867–874. doi:10.1017/S1368980007001115.
  43. Millstone, E. and Lang, T. (2008). Risking regulatory capture at the UK's Food Standards Agency? LANCET, 372(9633), pp. 94–95. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61012-0.
  44. Millstone, E. and Lang, T.M. (2008). Public Health Protection or Regulatory Capture? The Lancet, 372, pp. 94–95.
  45. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Sharpe, R. (2008). Food Capacity: the root of the problem. Royal Society of Arts Journal, CLIV(5533), pp. 22–27.
  46. Rayner, J., Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2008). Sustainable Food Systems in Europe: policies, realities and futures. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 3(2-3), pp. 145–168. doi:10.1080/19320240802243209.
  47. Lang, T. (2007). Functional foods. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 334(7602), pp. 1015–1016. doi:10.1136/bmj.39212.592477.BE.
  48. Lang, T. and Rayner, G. (2007). Overcoming policy cacophony on obesity: an ecological public health framework for policymakers. OBESITY REVIEWS, 8, pp. 165–181. doi:10.1111/j.1467-789X.2007.00338.x.
  49. Wrieden, W.L., Anderson, A.S., Longbottom, P.J., Valentine, K., Stead, M., Caraher, M. … Dowler, E. (2007). The impact of a community-based food skills intervention on cooking confidence, food preparation methods and dietary choices - An exploratory trial. Public Health Nutrition, 10(2), pp. 203–211. doi:10.1017/S1368980007246658.
  50. Lang, T. (2007). The food wars in Europe. ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM, 51, pp. 22–23.
  51. Lang, T. (2006). What to eat: An aisle-by-aisle guide to savvy food choices and good eating. NATURE, 444(7115), pp. 38–38. doi:10.1038/444038a.
  52. Lang, T. (2006). Food, the law and public health: three models of the relationship. Public Health, 120 Suppl, pp. 30–40. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2006.07.013.
  53. Rayner, G., Hawkes, C., Lang, T. and Bello, W. (2006). Trade liberalization and the diet transition: a public health response. Health promotion international, 21 Suppl 1, pp. 67–74. doi:10.1093/heapro/dal053.
  54. Hewson, C.J. and Lang, T. (2005). Human and animal health: strengthening the links - Animal and human case for reforming current food policies. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 331(7527), pp. 1268–1268. doi:10.1136/bmj.331.7527.1268.
  55. Lang, T. and Rayner, G. (2005). Obesity: a growing issue for European policy? JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL POLICY, 15(4), pp. 301–327. doi:10.1177/095892870S057263.
  56. Lang, T., Rayner, G., Rayner, M., Barling, D. and Millstone, E. (2005). Policy councils on food, nutrition and physical activity: the UK as a case study. Public Health Nutr, 8(1), pp. 11–19. doi:10.1079/phn2005654.
  57. Pretty, J.N., Ball, A.S., Lang, T. and Morison, J.I.L. (2005). Farm costs and food miles: An assessment of the full cost of the UK weekly food basket. FOOD POLICY, 30(1), pp. 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2005.02.001.
  58. Lang, T. and Heasman, M. (2004). Diet and Nutrition Policy: A clash of ideas or investment? Development, 47(2), pp. 64–74.
  59. Lang, T. (2003). Food Industrialisation and Food Power: Implications for Food Governance. Development Policy Review, 21(5-6), pp. 555–568.
  60. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2003). The Politics of UK Food Policy: An Overview. Political Quarterly, 74(1), pp. 4–7. doi:10.1111/1467-923x.00506.
  61. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2003). A Reluctant Food Policy? The First Five Years of Food Policy under Labour. Political Quarterly, 74(1), pp. 8–18. doi:10.1111/1467-923x.00507.
  62. Lang, T. and Rayner, G. (2003). Food and health strategy in the UK: A policy impact analysis. POLITICAL QUARTERLY, 74(1), pp. 66–75. doi:10.1111/1467-923X.00513.
  63. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Caraher, M. (2002). Joined-up food policy? The trials of governance, public policy and the food system. Social Policy and Administration, 36(6), pp. 556–574. doi:10.1111/1467-9515.t01-1-00304.
  64. Lang, T., Barling, D. and Caraher, M. (2001). Food, social policy and the environment: Towards a new model. Social Policy and Administration, 35(5), pp. 538–558. doi:10.1111/1467-9515.t01-1-00252.
  65. Millstone, E., Lang, T., Naska, A., Eames, M., Barling, D., Van Zwanenberg, P. … Trichopoulou, A. (2000). 'European Policy on Food Safety': Comments and suggestions on the White Paper on Food Safety. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 11(12), pp. 458–466. doi:10.1016/S0924-2244(01)00040-1.
  66. Robinson, N., Caraher, M. and Lang, T. (2000). Access to shops: The views of low-income shoppers. Health Education Journal, 59(2), pp. 121–136. doi:10.1177/001789690005900202.
  67. Caraher, M., Dixon, P., Carr-Hill, R. and Lang, T. (1999). The state of cooking in England: The relationship of cooking skills to food choice. British Food Journal, 101(8), pp. 590–609. doi:10.1108/00070709910288289.
  68. Caraher, M. and Lang, T. (1999). Can't cook, won't cook: A review of cooking skills and their relevance to health promotion. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 37(3), pp. 89–100. doi:10.1080/14635240.1999.10806104.
  69. Barling, D., De Vriend, H., Cornelese, J.A., Ekstrand, B., Hecker, E.F.F., Howlett, J. … Top, R. (1999). The social aspects of food biotechnology: A European view. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 7(2), pp. 85–93. doi:10.1016/S1382-6689(99)00009-5.
  70. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (1999). European public policy on genetic modification of agricultural products and food: Lessons to be learned over balancing public health, consumer confidence and commerce. European Journal of Public Health, 9(3), pp. 163–165. doi:10.1093/eurpub/9.3.163.
  71. Caraher, M., Dixon, P., Lang, T. and Carr-Hill, R. (1998). Access to healthy foods: Part I. Barriers to accessing healthy foods: Differentials by gender, social class, income and mode of transport. Health Education Journal, 57(3), pp. 191–201. doi:10.1177/001789699805700302.
  72. Lang, T. and Caraher, M. (1998). Access to healthy foods: Part II. Food poverty and shopping deserts: What are the implications for health promotion policy and practice? Health Education Journal, 57(3), pp. 202–211. doi:10.1177/001789699805700303.

Reports (22)

  1. Sharpe, R., McFarlane, G., Lang, T., Lewis, T., Millstone, E. and Marsden, T. (2019). Food, No Deal and the Irish Border. Food Research Collaboration.
  2. Lang, T.M., Millstone, E. and Marsden, T. (2017). A Food Brexit: time to get real – A Brexit Briefing. Brighton: University of Sussex Science Policy Research Unit.
  3. Bailey, A., Lang, T.M. and Schoen, V. (2016). Does the CAP still fit? London: Food Research Collaboration.
  4. Lang, T.M. and Schoen, V. (2016). Food, the UK and the EU: Brexit or Bremain? London: Food Research Collaboration.
  5. Schoen, V. and Lang, T.M. (2016). Horticulture in the UK: potential for meeting dietary guideline demands. London: Food Research Collaboration.
  6. Schoen, V., Hashem, K., McDonald, L., Parker, J., Savelyeva, A. and Lang, T. (2015). Does Sugar Pass the Environmental and Social Test? London: Food Research Collaboration. ISBN 978-1-903957-05-9.
  7. Schoen, V. and Lang, T. (2015). Should the UK be concerned about sugar? London: Food Research Collaboration.
  8. Schoen, V. and Lang, T. (2014). UK Food Prices: cooling or bubbling? London: Food Research Collaboration.
  9. Lang, T.M. (2013). Food Matters: An integrative approach to food policy. Paris, France: OECD.
  10. Lang, T.M., Dibb, S. and Reddy, S. (2011). Looking Forward, Looking Back. Sustainable Development Commission.
  11. Lang, T.M. (2009). Setting the Table: Advice to Government on priority elements of sustainable diets. London: Sustainable Development Commission.
  12. Lang, T.M. (2009). How new is the world food crisis? Thoughts on the long dynamic of Food Democracy, Food Control and Food Policy in the 21st Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.
  13. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Rayner, G. (2009). Current Trends in European retailing and consumption and key choices facing society..
  14. Ambler-Edwards, S., Bailey, K., Kiff, A. and Lang, T.M. (2009). Food Futures: Rethinking UK Strategy. London, UK: Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
  15. Lang, T.M. (2008). Green, Healthy and Fair: a review of government's role in supporting sustainable supermarket food. London: Sustainable Development Commission.
  16. Barling, D., Sharpe, R. and Lang, T. (2008). Re-thinking Britain's Food Security..
  17. Barling, D., Lang, T. and Sharpe, R. (2008). Towards a National Sustainable Food Security Policy: A project to map the policy interface between Food Security and Sustainable Food Supply..
  18. Sharpe, R., Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2008). Re-thinking Britain's Food Security: A research report for the Soil Association. London: Centre for Food Policy.
  19. Barling, D. and Lang, T. (2003). Codex, the EU and Developing Countries: an analysis of developments in international food standards setting..
  20. Trichopoulou, A., Millstone, E., Lang, T., Eames, M., Barling, D., Naska, A. … van Zwanenberg, P. (2000). European Policy on Food Safety..
  21. Lang, T. and Barling, D. (2000). Memorandum: A European Food Authority. London, UK: The Stationery Office.
  22. Lang, T.M. and Schoen, V. Horticulture in the UK: potential for meeting dietary guideline demands. London: Food Research Collaboration. ISBN 978-1-903957-15-8.

Scholarly editions (2)

  1. Gabriel, Y. and Lang, T. (2007). The Unmanageable Consumer.
  2. Lang, T. (2006). Agriculture, food, and health perspectives on a long relationship: understanding the links between agriculture and health.

Working papers (5)

  1. Lang, T.M., Millstone, E., Lewis, T. and MacFarlane, G. (2018). Why Local Authorities should prepare Food Brexit Plans. London, UK: Food Research Collaboration
  2. Millstone, E. and Lang, T.M. (2018). Hormone-treated beef: Should Britain accept it after Brexit? London, UK: Food Research Collaboration
  3. Lang, T.M., Lewis, T., Marsden, T. and Millstone, E. (2018). Feeding Britain: Food Security after Brexit. London, UK: Food Research Collaboration
  4. McFarlane, G., Lewis, T. and Lang, T.M. (2018). Food, Brexit and Northern Ireland: Critical Issues. London, UK: Food Research Collaboration
  5. Millstone, E. and Lang, T.M. (2018). Weakening UK food law enforcement: a risky tactic in Brexit. London, UK: Food Research Collaboration

Other Activities

Events/conferences (3)

  1. Cities and Food Democracy. (2016).
    Description: Greater London Authority Capital of Food conference
  2. How much meat? (2016).
    Description: Symposium for Riverford Organics
  3. Sustainable Growth and Food: what the 25-Year Food & Farming Plan ought to say. (2016).
    Description: Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Keynote lectures/speeches (8)

  1. Big Data, Big Food & Food Policy. Green Templeton College, University of Oxford (2016).
  2. Food and Water Security: the challenge. Royal College of Defense Studies (2016).
  3. What does food fraud tell us about the food system? York Management School, University of York (2016).
  4. Food Policy and the GLAMUR policy roadmap. Brussels, European Commission (2016). 7th Framework GLAMUR project final meeting
  5. Why the transition to Sustainable Food Systems requires collaborations. Manchester (2016). Sustainable Food North West
  6. Food as Power. Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (2016).
  7. The Jane Grigson Memorial Lecture. Oxford Food Symposium (2016).
  8. Food System and Climate Change. (2016). Sussex University Food, Climate & Society Seminar series

Online article

  1. The elephant in the room at Paris climate talks: why food production must change. (2015). The Conversation Available at: