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Who is responsible for feeding us (well)? In conversation with Pen Vogler

Who is responsible for feeding us (well)? In conversation with Pen Vogler

Nick Spencer speaks with publicist and author Pen Vogler. 28/11/2023

Our relationship with food is unhealthy. While nearly 2/3 of English adults and 1/3 of children struggle with extra weight problems, there are currently around 2,500 food banks operating in the UK.

What’s gone wrong? Why do we so struggle with food? And whose responsiblity is it to feed us anyway?

In this week’s episode, Nick Spencer speaks to author Pen Vogler about her book Stuffed: A History of Good Food and Hard Times in Britain


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, including Magisteria: the entangled histories of science and religion (Oneworld, 2023), The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is host of the podcast Reading Our Times.

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Posted 28 November 2023

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