Geoff Tansey works for fair, healthy and sustainable food systems as an independent writer and consultant. He is also a member and a trustee of The Food Ethics Council.
His books include The Food System: a guide (with Tony Worsley) and co-editorship of The future control of food – A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security.
In June 2005, he received one of six Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries for a Just and Peaceful World’ Awards and, in 2008, he won the Derek Cooper Award for best food campaigner/educator, at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
He has degrees in soil science (University of Aberdeen) and history and social studies of science (Sussex University). He helped found and edit the journal Food Policy in the mid-1970s, has worked on various agricultural development projects in Turkey, Mongolia, Albania and Kazakstan and travelled widely.
He was honorary visiting professor of food policy at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1996-99 and is now an honorary research fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University and honorary visiting fellow at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.