Elta Smith


Elta Smith is an independent researcher, writer and consultant. She is an experienced leader in making better policies for our food systems. Her research focuses on the intersection of food, the environment and human health. She has directed and managed studies for UK, EU and international organisations covering issues not only from ‘farm to fork’, but from ‘lab to fork’, particularly the role of science and technology in transforming the food chain.

Elta was formerly Director of the Innovation, Health and Science Group at RAND Europe; prior to that she led the food chain policy team within the Climate, Environment and Food practice at ICF International. Her website is eltasmith.com