Curator Food Systems Academy
Geoff Tansey is an independent writer who curates the online, open access Food Systems Academy. He has degrees in Soil Science and History and Social Studies of Science. He chaired the independent Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, which reported in 2015. He helped found and edit the journal Food Policy, has worked as a consultant to international agencies, governments and non-governmental organisations, and has worked on agricultural development projects in Turkey, Mongolia, Albania and Kazakstan. Formerly, honorary visiting professor of food policy at Leeds Metropolitan University and honorary research fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University, he is an honorary visiting fellow at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University, Honorary Teaching Fellow, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University and Honorary Research Fellow, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University.
His books include The future control of food – A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security co-edited with Tasmin Tajotte and The Food System: a guide with Tony Worsley. In June 2005, he received one of six Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries’ Awards and won the Derek Cooper Award for best food campaigner/educator, at the 2008 BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. In 2009, The Future Control of Food won the Guild of Food Writers Derek Cooper Award.