Hidden costs of our food system

by Professor Jules Pretty

Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex. He has a particular interest in sustainable agriculture, and the relations between people and the land.

Jules has written and edited several books on the braiding of nature and people, exploring the importance of place and the land for identity and health of individuals and cultures. His research focuses on agricultural sustainability, nature and health, and consumption patterns and well being.

Jules received an OBE in 2006 for services to sustainable agriculture, an honorary degree from Ohio State University in 2009, and was a visiting Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, former Deputy-Chair of the government’s Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, and has served on advisory committees for government departments and research councils.

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