Sheila Dillon

Sheila Dillon


Sheila Dillon has been a food journalist for over three decades, beginning work as an editor and writer at the New York based magazine, Food Monitor. Then moving to BBC Radio 4’sThe Food Programme, first as reporter, then producer and now presenter.

Early on in her work at The Food Programme she covered the breaking scandal of BSE, the rise of GM foods, the growth of the organic movement from muck and magic to multi-million pound business, the birth of the World Trade Organisation and irradiation at a time when those subjects were not even a gleam in a newshound´s eye. Recent programmes on hospital meals, Ultra-Processed Foods, the government’s failure to implement the National Food Strategy, and the role of wholesale markets in the UK carry on the tradition. She was also the creator of Radio 4’s first interactive grocery show, Veg Talk, launching Greg Wallace onto an unsuspecting world.

Her investigative work has won many awards including the Glaxo Science Prize, Caroline Walker award and several Glenfiddich Awards. The citation attached to her honorary degree from the University of London, said “her journalism has changed the way we think about food.”

The Diet of the Future: What Will we be Eating in 2050?

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Don’t come hungry to this session. Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 Food Programme, will lead a healthy debate on what we’ll be eating 27 years from now. If we are to successfully transition to fair and equitable food production which benefits people and planet, what will end up on our plates? What role will farming […]