IFS Zooms In: The Economy


How should the government influence what we eat?

Season 2, Ep. 22

The food we eat and the way it is produced impacts not only our health and lifestyles, but also our carbon footprints.

The recent National Food Strategy report commissioned by the government and published this summer proposes measures to improve our health, reduce strain on the NHS and make our food culture healthier and more sustainable. What role should the government play in influencing what we eat? And how can taxes and policy be designed to get us to eat more healthily?

This week, Paul is joined by Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the restaurant chain Leon and leader of the National Food Strategy report, and IFS Associate Director and expert on food taxes Kate Smith.

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